Those who want to succeed will find a way, those who do not will find an excuse.
It’s time to give up your excuses.
If you want to create a successful life, then that means giving up all of your excuses, all of your victim stories, all the reasons why you can’t or why you haven’t up until now, and all blaming of outside circumstances. You have to give them all up forever.
The following is one of the most powerful formulas to help remind you of the idea of 100% responsibility:
E + R = O
(Event + Response = Outcome)
The idea is that EVERY outcome you experience in life (success or failure, wealth or poverty, health or illness, intimacy or estrangement, joy or frustration) is the result of how you have responded to an earlier event or events in your life.
So, using this equation, you have two choices:
1. You can blame the event (E) for your lack of results (O). You can blame the economy, the weather, the lack of money, spouse, your boss, etc.
2. You can simply change your response (R) to the events (E) until you get the outcomes (O) you want. You can change your thinking, change your communication, change the pictures you hold in your head, and you can change your behavior.
If you don’t like the outcomes, then change your responses.
Your action plan today is to really embrace this equation as you go through your day… today and everyday! Once you realize and accept that YOU are 100% responsible for the life you live, everything starts to change!
Journal at least 3 situations that you experience today and plug them into the equation E + R = O. What did you discover?