By Ettie Rutherford
Over the years, much has been said about taking personal responsibility for the trajectory of our lives. Quite often we might have blamed others for disappointments, challenges or disasters, instead of looking, in an unbiased manner, at our own actions and decisions.
Although there is much to be said, regarding other people’s influences, we need to remember that old adage that says, “Wherever you go, there you are”.
Consequently, being the ever-present force that decides about our health, our schedules, our habits, our relationships and our lived experiences, at home or in the work-place, it is incumbent on us to acknowledge the vital role that we play in our life’s accomplishments. It might be helpful for us to:
> Realize that what we believe or think will determine our path in life.
> Have confidence in our ability to plan and act, in our best interest.
> Acknowledge that seeking assistance might be necessary.
> Upgrade our knowledge and coping skills.
> Schedule in a manner that allows time for self reflection and planning.
> Use past victories to build confidence in personal decisions and, LISTEN.