“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.” — Jim Rohn
We can’t control everything – just ourselves.
Have you ever felt ” bummed out” or upset about something you couldn’t control? Maybe it was bad weather on a day you wanted to play outside, or found out a store was out of the cookies you wanted. You are responsible for two important things here. One: your actions. Being in a bad mood doesn’t mean you can take it out on other people. Two: your thoughts. If you choose to sulk and have negative thoughts, you cannot blame the weather or the store. You are responsible for improving your thinking.
Questions to ponder …
- Does being responsible for your thoughts mean you can never feel upset?
- How does responsibility help you deal with bad days?
- What is an irresponsible way to handle a bad situation?
- How could you responsibly act when a bad situation is in your control?