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What Chapter of Your Life Are You On?

Updated on November 26, 2012

Take Responsibility for your Actions and Results

If you were to look over the last five years of your life, is it drastically different from where you are today? Does it seem like nothing really has changed? Does it seemed like everything has changed? For better or worse? Do you feel like you are on a plateau? Do you take time out to feed your mind with positive and healthy thoughts?

I believe taking responsibility, is the first step in discovering what is going right and what is going wrong in the various areas of a persons life. It takes courage to realize and actually admit to yourself that everything up until now, whatever is going on in your life, is the result of your personal actions or non-actions.

Not everybody will believe that, but I find it completely true. When you take responsibility of your life, you have control and you can win at this game called life. When you think your problems are the result of others, you enter the blame zone and you can’t win.

So you may ask, “Well what if my husband cheated on me and left me and the kids?” "What if my teenage is hooked on drugs?" "What if I was rapped?" "What if I have cancer?" "What if I lost everything in a fire or natural disaster, and have to start over." Of course these things aren’t your fault directly, that is not what is being said here, but how you handle these situations and how you decide to deal with the aftermath means EVERYTHING in the world.

Life happens -- but what we do about it, is what makes the ultimate difference in the existence of our happiness, peace, or lack thereof.

The good part about owning up, is that you have a choice. Isn’t it great that we have full responsibility over our lives? Aren’t we glad that we can make daily decisions and choices in our lives that will change the course of lives? Of course there is an exception to every rule, but for the most part, most of us have full responsibility over our life. That alone should give you hope. And when we have hope, we can solve problems and move mountains and beyond.

What Chapter is My Life On?

Chapter 1

I get out of bed and walk into the world
There is an obstacle in front of me. I stop, I turn around. I can’t face it
I feel out of control...I don’t know what to do, so I won’t do anything.
I feel sorry for myself...
It’s not really my fault anyway
If it was meant to be it’ll work itself out

Chapter 2

I get out of bed and walk into the world
There is an obstacle in front of me. I stop, I look at it for a long while.
I still can’t face it.
I can’t believe I keep dealing with this
I feel out of control...I don’t know what to do, so I’ll worry about it another day.
It’s not really my fault, I tried.
If it was meant to be it’ll work itself out

Chapter 3

I get out of bed and walk into the world
There is an obstacle in front of me. I walk closer to it. I realize I have a choice,
But I don’t know if I’m strong enough.
Deep down, I know what to do...but it’s now a habit.
I’ll really try hard next time.
I can see now that even though it may not be my fault, I’m not taking responsibility to change it either.
I have a decision to make.
Is it meant to be?

Chapter 4

I get out of bed and walk into the world.
There is an obstacle in front of me. I walk closer to it. I make the decision to deal with it straight on.
The obstacle has been dealt with it. I feel stronger.
I smile, I keep walking with my head up.
I know I'll be faced with another obstacle eventually
I realize I do have control over everything in my life. No more blaming others.
I make the choice in determining if something is meant to be. I never leave it to chance.

Make a decision today to change your life
Make a decision today to change your life

Chapter 5

I get out of bed and I face the world...I'm ready to conquer another obstacle...I control my destiny.

What chapter of your life are you on?
You are the author, you are the producer, and director of your life.
You can write or create your life any way you want.
You have the choice.
YOU are the one who makes the last decision....

I ask again...What chapter of your life are you on?


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    • tinisha12 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      Thank you ladies for your comment. I appreciate it!

    • pearlmacb profile image


      9 years ago from Switzerland

      What a great hub- welldone!

      I would be chapter 4. stepping into chapter 5. full of hope & passion!!

    • Ashantina profile image


      9 years ago

      Am definitely on Chapter 5..

      Inspiring hub!


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