Thursday, September 20, 2012
I am responsible. The alternative is to agree that others, that external influences control me. I am rebellious by nature. I have figured out a way to avoid wearing my seatbelt. In my little ways I have taken stances to demonstrate to myself that I am in charge of my life. I know I know, that is cute and all but what about when you have a car accident? What about it? This is not a conversation about the seatbelt this is about choosing. I choose to be responsible for everything. I repeat that to myself constantly. I look at my bank account and I remind myself that I choose to be responsible for everything. There was a time that I made a lot of money and I was living from hand to mouth. Now I choose to be responsible and I have a solvent bank account and two savings accounts. I am responsible for everything that happens to me. I did some squats and pushups and I pulled a stomach muscle. I believe it is because I chose to gain back 8 lbs that I had lost. I am responsible. I recently had two good deals fall apart. Deals that would have made these last 3 months much more palatable. I am responsible. I could have done better. This is where the solution is for me. After declaring responsibility only then can I ask my favorite question. What can I learn from this experience to improve myself? If I abdicate responsibility and accept that I am a victim to poor prequalification or a meddlesome daughter then I can not ask the golden question that gives me permission to take action. I am responsible.