When we’re feeling lost, we can either blame our situation, other people, get fixated on the fact that we are feeling this way
OR, we can take responsibility, appreciate where we are, start to slow down, and work to find clarity on the next step.
When we feel overwhelmed with all the information out there we “need to still go through”, we can either get annoyed that we can’t go through all of the podcasts, videos, and books in the time we have and feel like we will never achieve anything,
OR, we can take time to sit down and prioritise our learning, figure out what are priorities are in life for the next 6 months and focus our attention on only those things that will serve us most.
When we are feeling resentment towards others, we can either focus our attention on all that negative emotion within us and channel it all out by unconstructive conversations and arguments,
OR, we can take responsibility and take a moment to slow down, observe our thoughts, journal how we feel and write down the emotions, and channel that energy to creating a more positive, constructive outcome by thinking long term.
When we feel that we don’t have the right mentors, leaders, guidance in our lives, we can blame those we would “expect” to be our mentors for their “lack of guidance”
OR, we can take responsibility to find the right mentors for different areas of our lives.
We can get fixated on having to attend every event, fit in as much as we can in our schedule that then leads to a negative impact on our health, and burnout,
OR, we can appreciate that being everywhere can be completely unproductive and lead to a lack of focus on what really matters, and take responsibility to get laser focused.
The key is this: taking responsibility for your life in different situations isn’t necessarily about taking huge amount of action, going crazy with doing STUFF.
Responsibility a lot of the time is about having the courage to slow down when everyone around you seems to be going 120 mph.
It means moving away from your mental chaos and take time to yourself to get back in touch with your inner guidance.
Rather than doing stuff, I take time to do nothing first.