You may have heard the quote from Wendy Clarricoats, “If it’s meant to be, it’s up to me”.
Very often this statement leads us to question, “Why does it have to be up to me? Why can’t someone else be responsible for a change? Why did I get bogged down with all this?”
Some guru’s call this a “victim mentality”.
What I take from Wendy’s thought is a call to take personal responsibility for myself. Thinking about her approach created a deeper level of understanding and willingness to take responsibility for where I am, who I am and the life I’ve built for myself.
I am responsible for the life I create… no one else.
Facing this reality can be harsh. And not everyone who reads this will truly understand on a core level.
Practicing Personal Responsibility
But, if you learn to practice and embrace “If it is going to be, then it’s up to me”, a powerful shift can happen in your life.
For example, start by looking at your behaviours, actions, internal dialogue and environment. What do you notice?
Do you like what you see? Are you happy with who you are?
I encourage you to look at all aspects of your life when taking personal responsibility. That means money, your relationship with others and yourself and the way you live vs. how you would like to live.
Dr. Tony is the co-founder of MindShift.money and the best-selling author of three books on personal and business finances. Having achieved Financial Freedom at 27, Dr. Tony believes that through Financially Fit Bootcamp and Cash Flow Cure everyone can get there. He has made it his life’s mission to help others live a life where their money works for them—not the other way around.