The most valuable quality of any successful person is their immense willingness to take responsilbilty for their own and their own destinies. They understand that it is up to them to make themselves successful; their world is in their hands.
Assuming full responsibility for one's fate is probably one of the most scariest things anyone can do. Most people like to take the easy and less risky options in life in order to be "comfortable." But true greatness only comes to those willing to risk everything in order to gain everything. As Wayne Gretzky famously said, "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." In life you can do the same thing, when you take the comfortable life and rely on those around you to make your life livable, you truly never come alive.
The idea that most of us miss though, is that greatness is hidden in everyone. Anyone in the world has the ability to start a business if they just take the risk of taking responsibility for their lives and their actions. When you are willing to risk you life and your lively hood, anything is possible. It is in the time of chaos and taking things on first hand that amazing things can happen.
The choices you make today will define your path, when you take responsibility for yourself and your actions and establish a plan for your life, the sky is the limit. In your own mind and written on your heart is a plan, passion and destiny just begging to be released. It isn't till you take control of your life and stop relying on the world that his obtainable and lived out as you start the unknown walk towards greatness.
When you take responsibility for yourself, you in turn start to pay more attention to what you need to do to survive instead of what it takes to make the world happy. This may seem selfish but as you start to become more responsibly those around you will see a change in you and will gravitate towards you as you start to take on more serious matters in life. Modern day people want to be led and and directed because most people fear what they do not know. As you start to gain confidence in yourself you can soon take more leadership roles in the world and direct real changing events that matter in the world.
Successful people don't make excuses for their lives, they don't have time to play the blame game. They simply only have time to change themselves and how to readapt to the world so that can continue to influence those around them positively. Successful people take responsibility for their actions and learn from their mistakes and put it in the past, the most successful people are those who live in the present and have hope and optimism for the future.
When you take responsibility for your actions it all starts in your mind. The battle of changing your thought processes and telling yourself you are in control of your life and not those around you. You take the actions to tackle your fears and struggles head on and only rely on yourself and God to fulfill your needs and desires, you realize that your future is in your control.
In life there are two types of people; the people driving the car and those who are just enjoying the ride. When you take responsibility for your life, you are essentially taking the steering wheel and guiding yourself down the road of life. Of course you are going to run through some speed bumps. construction area, and road blocks but it is up to you to control the outcomes and take everything that life throws at you as a learning experience to grow yourself.
Where you are at is because of the actions you have taken, the thoughts you thought and your own behavior. The way you carry yourself and the actions you take is how the world perceives you, if you can't take yourself serious, why should the world. If you want to become someone important you need to carry yourself at a higher level of maturity, as you become more successful you need to take the person responsibility to carry yourself differently so that you can live up to the image and stature you are trying to make for yourself.
In the end your life is 100% the product of your choices, your friendships, work ethic and personal integrity. If you want to be taken seriously in life, you need to take full responsibility for your life and determine your destiny, passion and dreams.