You are responsible for one person only

Recently I have been reminded of one thing. And if you actually take action steps to implement this belief, it will change your life. Ready?

Ok, you are only responsible for yourself. This is not selfish, on the contrary, this is self-love. We try to control those around us, we take in their opinion and give away our power – just to end up feeling sad and depleted.

So why are we always trying to take responsibly for other people? Most likely because we were brought up as children without the full support that we needed during childhood and observed adults acting as kids – screaming, fighting, crying, etc. We didn’t feel 100 procent cared for, or protected by grown ups. During this stage we were formed and moulded by their behaviour. We are not trying to blame our parents here, we are just becoming aware of various factors that have lead us to act a certain way and how it effects us today. You with me? So don’t go calling your mom after this… really, she did her best too.

How can you start living your life and take responsibility for yourself?

  1. Write down a list of things that are important to you in life. How do you want to spend your time on earth?
  2. Don’t take anyone’s comments or opinions personal. They are only talking about themselves anyways.
  3. ”Clean up your side of the street” – which is my favourite quote from Gabrielle Bernstein. It basically says, take a look at your own garbage, your own negative behaviour and blockages and start tying up.

If you have any questions on this subject, feel free to write to me in the comments below. Remember, change starts with you. xoxo