“The moment you accept responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you gain the power to change anything in your life.” – Hal Elrod

Taking responsibility is nerve-wracking. The mere thought of being chastised, or reproached often stops us from owning up to our mistakes. We were reduced to pointing fingers and blaming other people. But what was scarier than being criticized by other people was being criticized by your own self. That hurts more because it means acknowledging that you indeed messed up.

In a society where failures and mistakes are condemned, it could be pretty daunting to own up. We like to take risks until we had to deal with the results. Some even do wrong or bad things on purpose. They tend to forget that bad actions are prone to bad consequences.

On the other hand, there are also people who would not dare to try anything anymore for fear of its aftermath. Those people like to put their lives on other people’s hands. Those people are too afraid to make decisions for themselves, thus they convince other people to do so. That way, they would not be blamed if things happen to go south. They have this victim mentality where they were never at fault. But they would not grow that way. They will not prosper because they’re not taking charge of their lives. So, own up. Take responsibility and hold yourself accountable.