Co-authors B.J Gallagher and Steve Ventura said in their book, Who Are “They” Anyway?, that the most important words of personal responsibility are as follows;
The 10 most important words: I won’t wait for others to take the first step.
The 9 most important words: If it is to be, it’s up to me.
The 8 most important words: If not me, who? If not now, when?
The 7 most important words: Let me take a shot at it.
The 6 most important words: I will not pass the buck.
The 5 most important words: You can count on me.
The 4 most important words: It IS my job!
The 3 most important words: Just do it!
The 2 most important words: I will.
The most important word: Me
Do you take personal responsibility for everything that happens to you? If you don’t, you should. This is simply because nothing happens to you without your permission. Your future depends solely on you. If the word QUIT is part of your vocabulary, chances are that the word FINISH isn’t. It’s about personal responsibility because even when you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there and do nothing.
High achievers will tell you that life takes on meaning when you take personal responsibility for your actions and pursue your goals with purpose and passion. The fact is, nobody remembers who finished second except the person who finished second. Jesus, the Christ is the greatest finisher of all time. At age 12, He took responsibility for His purpose on earth. And on the cross, He said “It is finished”. Mission accomplished.
Focus on taking personal responsibility for your life. I know it’s not easy, but you can depend on God’s grace every time because His grace is sufficient for us all.
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