Yesterday we had the introductory part to our five days challenge to becoming the exception. Today we’ll look at step number 1 which is taking 100% responsibility.
You have had enough and you don’t want another year to pass by so that you don’t end up disappointed because you are not where you thought you would be. This is the turning point.
Embarking on a journey towards the greatest version of yourself. and the life that you were meant to live requires you to take action.
Why Now? You have been making goals throughout your life. So what keeps getting in the way? Why aren’t you achieving what you want? What’s blocking you? Darren says the answer is YOU.
He says everything that happens to you is 100% your fault.
You are responsible for what happens to you in one of the below three ways.
- By what you did.
- What you didn’t do but knew you could have or should have done.
- How you respond to what happens to you.
Thinking that you have to have had the right background, attended the right university, know the right people, have the right president and have the right economy for you to succeed will put you in an eternal prison. Why because none of that really counts when it comes to success. None of that has got to do with your being successful.
There are people who have had worse backgrounds than you but still made it in the worst of economies yet they never went to the renown universities.
Stop depending and blaming anything other than yourself. Most people don’t take responsibility for their life, it’s always somebody else’s fault. It’s always somebody else’s doing the reason for their behavior.
You are late because the alarm didn’t go of or because traffic was crazy. You are fat because your parents only fed you on junk food, you are angry because so and so did this or that.
No matter who is in office, you are 100% responsible for your healthcare , retirement , marriage, your standing in the society, attitude and behavior.
You can change and take responsibility for every situation, circumstance and outcome by owning what you did, didn’t do and how you responded to what happened to you. No matter what happens, you can regain ownership by doing, not doing or responding differently.
For every situation you encounter ask yourself what did I do to make this happen, what did I not do to prevent this from happening and how am I going to choose to respond to this so that I reclaim 100% responsibility.
You can watch the Be The Exception Challenge Day 1 video here.
The introductory article and video to the Be The Exception challenge can be found here