Learning how to take responsibility for your life is a key thing when becoming a man. Society does not make it easy for men to take responsibility in life and take charge.
But just because it isn't easy doesn't mean we shouldn't do it. The soft option is to sit back and blame circumstances or other people for problems in your life.
But a badass does not allow his life to be dictated by circumstance.
He knows what he wants and he makes it happen. His circumstances are his responsibility. So make sure you know how to take responsibility for your life.
You need to have that attitude. Listen to yourself when you speak. Are you always complaining and blaming others for your issues? Circumstance might have delivered you a bad situation but there is only one person who can get you out of it and that is you.
If you blame things other than yourself then you are giving away your power to change the situation. By saying you couldn't control the fact that you got into this mess means you are saying that you are unable to drag yourself out.
There is one common denominator to everything that happens in your life and that is you. Step up and take command of your life and don't allow yourself to float in the wind. You can live at the mercy of circumstance or you can set goals, take responsibility in life and make things happen.
This doesn't mean being super hard on yourself. It just means realizing that what you want in life is within your power to grasp. So if you don't have it then you need to do something to get it.
If you want to lose weight don't blame genetics. Take responsibility yourself. If you want more money don't blame the economy. Take charge and start a business or find a better job.
How To Take Responsibility For Your Life
1. Accept That It Is Yours To Take
Most people grow up believing that their life is a victim of circumstance. Whilst we are told as children that we can do or be anything we want the number of people who actually grow up believing in it are in the minority. The majority just float along with no real goals or direction blaming all their woes on something else.
Until you accept and genuinely believe that you have control you can't achieve anything. But allow yourself the belief that anything is possible if you make it happen and things will start to happen. Learning how to take responsibility for your life starts with understanding that it is possible to do so.
2. Listen To Yourself When You Talk
When you participate in conversations don't just jabber away. Listen to what you are actually saying. Do you hear yourself blaming or making excuses or doing anything apart from taking responsibility. Your words reflect what you are thinking. Turn around what you say and start talking like you believe you are in control of your life.
3. Watch That Voice In Your Head
We all have a running dialogue with that voice in our head. All it is are our doubts, fears and rationalization. Many people have a voice that holds them back and restricts them. You need your subconscious to get on board and become badass as well. Don't let that voice tell you that things are out of your control. Override him and take charge. In time he will come around to your new way of thinking. All it is is a reflection of your old thought patterns. Once you change your thinking the voice will change too.
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