The wall of responsibility
Your only limitations are those you set up in your mind, or permit others to set up for you.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
It is circumstances which show men what they are.
You alone are responsible for what you do, don’t do, or how you respond to what’s done to you.
There's a difference between owning your choices and blaming yourself.
We are each responsible for all of our experiences.
We are dangerous when we are not conscious of our responsibility for how we behave, think, and feel.
Placing the blame or judgment on someone else leaves you powerless to change your experience; taking responsibility for your beliefs and judgments gives you the power to change them.
Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
Emotions will either serve or master, depending on who is in charge.
We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.
Whenever we hear an opinion and believe it, we make an agreement, and it becomes part of our belief system.
We almost always have choices, and the better the choice, the more we will be in control of our lives.
Choice is creation. To choose is to create. Through my choices I create my reality. At every moment in my life I have a choice. Moments add up to a lifetime; choices add up to a life. What kind of life do I want for myself? What choices will create this kind of life?
You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
Feelings are not just emotions that happen to you. Feelings are reactions you choose to have.
When people are lame, they love to blame.
Never complain, never explain. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or make excuses.
Doubt--because doubt is not a sin, it is a sign of your intelligence. You are not responsible to any nation, to any church, to any God. You are responsible only for one thing, and that is self knowledge. And the miracle is, if you can fulfill this responsibility, you will be able to fulfill many other responsibilities without any effort. The moment you come to your own being, a revolution happens in your vision. Your whole outlook about life goes through a radical change. You start feeling new responsibilities--not as some thing to be done, not as a duty to be fulfilled, but as a joy to do.
Responsibility is a grace you give yourself not an obligation.
There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
There is perhaps no psychological skill more fundamental than resisting impulse.
Personal power is directly tied to personal responsibility, which most people avoid.
You can delegate the activity but not the responsibility; you can share the praise but not the blame.
You are, in fact, a mashup of what you choose to let into your life.
No matter what has happened to you, take complete responsibility for it—good or bad, victory or defeat. Own it. My mentor Jim Rohn said, “The day you graduate from childhood to adulthood is the day you take full responsibility for your life.
Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.
Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind.
We don't get what we need. We get what we search for.
Resolve that you will be the master and not the slave of circumstances.
What keeps so many people back is simply unwillingness to pay the price, to make the exertion, the effort to sacrifice their ease and comfort.
The problem with your company is not the economy, it is not the lack of opportunity, it is not your team. The problem is you. That is the bad news. The good news is, if you're the problem, you're also the solution. You're the one person you can change the easiest. You can decide to grow. Grow your abilities, your character, your education, and your capacity. You can decide who you want to be and get about the business of becoming that person.
The beauty of the human mind is that any decision that is made can be unmade.
You will become what you think about most; your success or failure in anything, large or small, will depend on your programming—what you accept from others, and what you say when you talk to yourself.