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The Single Most Important Mindset Shift You Will Ever Make

By Stephenie Zamora

Have you been looking to create positive shifts in your life? Are you feeling unhappy and unfulfilled with your work? Are you looking to live a healthier, more energetic life? Whatever it is you’re looking to create or change, you’ve probably spent plenty of time trying to find the right self-help guru, affordable program or perfect book. I know from experience that there’s a lot out there to choose from and one can spend a ton of time and money searching for the perfect solution.

But I’ve got some great news for you…

Despite the various packaging and marketing, all personal development boils down to one simple concept: Personal Responsibility.

Personal responsibility is about taking 100% responsibility for everything that happens in your life. Your successes, your failures, the way others treat you, your health, your happiness, your finances, etc.

But I want to make one thing very clear, it’s not about blame.

Personal responsibility is all about empowering yourself to create the life, success and happiness that you desire. It’s about becoming solutions focused and working with one another to make the world a better place. It’s a beautiful, simple and often-overlooked principle that absolutely everyone can utilize.

Whether you’re unhappy in your relationship, with your job and finances, or maybe your whole life seems off-balance and out of sorts… you are 100% responsible for everything that’s appeared in your life. This can be a tough pill to swallow, I know. Believe me I know!

It wasn’t very long ago that I was absolutely miserable in my own life. Working at a job that left me feeling drained, in a relationship that didn’t make me happy and living a life that didn’t light me up inside. In these situations, it’s usually easier to blame outside circumstances and people. The boyfriend who doesn’t act right, the job with the bad boss, the pressures of our peers or the economy.

But if you can take a step back in every situation and ask yourself, “What did I do to allow this to happen?” you will be pleasantly surprised at what you discover.

You’re going to discover that you chose to be with the wrong person, you neglected to set your boundaries, you ate too much fatty foods and you spent far too much money on lattes. You didn’t work hard enough to earn that promotion, you weren’t hanging out with the right people and you completely forgot to mail that check.

And you know what? This is all FABULOUS news! You should be excited about what you discover! Once you’re aware of what you’ve done to allow situations that cause you discontent or frustration, you can make the necessary changes in your life to produce better results!

This is the most important mindset shift you will ever make and I guarantee you will begin to see instant results when you choose to take your life into your own hands!

Action Step ›› Whenever something goes wrong in your life, make it a habit to ask yourself, “What did I do to allow this to happen?” Make note of what you discover and brainstorm ways you can make changes that will bring more positive and desired results.

Stephenie Zamora

This post is © 2011, Stephenie Zamora.

Stephenie’s Mini Bio:

Stephenie Zamora is a multi-passionate entrepreneur, writer, design + branding expert, founder of StartupCorner and strong believer that personal responsibility has the power to change the world. She’s extremely enthusiastic about making a positive impact in the world through everything that she does, including the businesses she creates and the clients that she supports!

Stephenie’s Links:

http://www.stepheniezamora.com

http://twitter.com/StephenieZ

http://www.facebook.com/StephenieZamora

A Message from Jaki ~ Thank you

Personal Responsibility – great  blog Stephenie, there is a lot to think about within your wise words. I can speak from personal experience that it was the day that I realised I had to take personal responsibility for my life that everything changed. My life is unrecognisable from only a few short years ago, anyone can turn their life around, it really is possible :))

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