One of the hardest lessons to learn is the lesson of taking personal responsibility for your life. Owning responsibility for exactly where you are and what your life is headed is a daily challenge. Even when you have a strong intention of being responsible for shaping your world, you can find yourself mired in negativity, blaming others, and spending all your energy fighting what you don’t want instead of working for what you do. Don’t miss this. It may seem like a very subtle distinction – it is a very important one. What you think about is what you bring about. If your thoughts, words and actions are centered on something negative, you will experience more of it. You are the one responsible for your current circumstances. Today is a reflection of your previous thoughts, words, and actions. So how do you know if you are being positive or negative? How can you take personal responsibility for creating a better future? Here are three sure signs of a positive focus and personal responsibility:
1. Using Positive Language
Pay attention to the words you speak and the language in your thoughts. The vocabulary you use is a dead giveaway to tell if your energy is positive or negative. How often do you speak with false positivity? Are you thinking and speaking about what you don’t want like stress, extra pounds, debt, problems, fear, haters, or sickness? Do not make the mistake of thinking you are being positive by placing ‘no’, ‘not’, ‘less’, ‘lose’ or any other qualifier ahead or behind. What your soul hears is negativity. What you are really bringing up is what you don’t want. Use words that are truly positive and represent what you want.
2. Paying Attention To The Present Moment
Bring yourself back into the present moment by taking a moment to notice what you are noticing. How are you feeling? What are you hearing? What is in your line of sight? You have heard it said that all we have is right now. Are you worrying about the future or lamenting over the past? It is important to know your history. It is important to plan for your future. The only place you can have an impact is in the present. Important as those other conversations are, the most important focus is where you are right now. Your power, your decision point, your change, your purpose is in right now. Stay present.
3. Owning Your Current Circumstances
When you are present in the moment and positive in your language, you can then begin to own your current circumstances. Whatever the situation, you have the power to do something different or continue doing or being the same. The question you want to ask yourself is am I living according to purpose in this circumstance? If yes, how do I continue? If no, what can I do differently right now to move closer to purpose?
Regardless of where you are, what you are going through, or what you want to experience, you have the power to be positive, personally responsible, and present in your life!
Adrienne, the Soul Power Coach™ is the founder of www.soulpowercoach.com and the “Sort Out Your Life in 30 Seconds with Soul Power Challenge”. Using the basic tools for living with Soul Power, Adrienne shows highly creative problem solvers how to stop struggling with variations of self sabotage like procrastination, disorganization, fear, resistance, and indecision. Many clients are seeking more meaning and clarity in their career. Her clients learn to embrace their unique life purpose and start taking consistent action on the big ideas they have about being of service to the world.
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