Whose Fault is my Life?

I have learned that most people don’t want to be confronted with the truest success principles in life.

The reason? It requires us to change.

The idea of “Responsibility” is one that has been ringing in my heart and head recently.  Here are a few of my thoughts on the matter:



Are you the gal or guy whose problems in life are always something or someone else’s fault?  Or are you the REAL Man or Woman who takes responsibility for exactly where you are in life at this moment.

One of my favorite quotes is: “We arrive as the people that we are by the choices that we make.”  It is a true statement.

We don’t like to think that we are the reason for our poor economic state, our marital issues, how we ended up so fat, or why our kids turn out the way they do.  And while there may extenuating circumstances, more often than not there’s a bit of a “blame game” that’s being played.

Take a giant leap in your personal development: own your status.  Look deeply into your life-situation and ask questions: “What could I have done differenctly?”  “Was there a different or better choice I could have made from the start?”  “Did I take time to get 100% of the information before I made critical decisions?”  Taking the time to ask these types of questions will help you to more honestly ascertain the “You” you’ve become, AND help you to make better choices in the future.


We’ve all heard it said: “The worst thing about success is a little bit of it.”

This is another mindset that can prohibit greater personal success… when we achieve success in one area of life, our momentarily inflated egos like to assume complete success in life. This simply isn’t true!

I have seen fat rich guys.
I have seen dumb fit guys.

I have seen pretty girls who could use some schooling, and some brilliant ladies who need to stay away from the buffet.

I’ve seen spiritual men who could not find financial success if it set in their lap, and rich men who will gain the whole world only to lose their soul!

I have sold myself short far too many times, thinking more highly of myself than I should have been thinking, when I should have pressed onward toward bigger and better things.  I have learned that one victory is just that: one victory! There are more battles yet to be won against ourselves.

So, if you have found success in one area of life, Congratulations!

If you haven’t found success in every area of life, Keep Going! Keep changing! Keep Learning!

Most of all, take personal responsibility for where you are in life. Because you can’t grow forward until you do.


2 responses

  1. This is the same lesson that takes most people their entire lives to learn. It’s easy to pass the buck. It’s preferable to say that my life is the president’s fault or the economy or my spouse/boss/kid/stranger’s fault. It’s yours!

    Earl Schoaff said it best: “For things to change, you have to change.” This is a great lesson, Nate. I’d love to bring the wisdom like you do!

    October 15, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    • Brett:
      Earl Schoaff is a truly great visionary! Love his stuff!
      Thanks for reading!!

      October 17, 2014 at 10:52 pm

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