Being Responsible for Our Actions
Last week we were talking about creating good habits and breaking the bad ones. I’ve been reading a book with the same title, written by Joyce Meyer one of the world’s leading practical Bible teachers. I haven’t come across a book in a while where I have felt challenged and even provoked to change.
We’re well into the new year. How are you going with your goals? Have you set any yet?
Did you know there is power in writing out your goals?
There was a study done where they surveyed the Yale graduating class of 1953 to find out how many students had written goals. Only three percent had. In the cohort that meant only 3 out of 300 had written their goals down. When surveyed again thirty years later, that same three percent had accumulated over 90 percent of the wealth of the entire graduating class. There’s something about writing it down and putting it out to the universe.
On top of that I’ve been challenged that in writing my goals out to create good habits to help me with attaining these goals. One of the habits that Joyce Meyer talks about in her book is the ‘habit of being responsible.’
Joyce says that:
Making excuses each time we are faced with taking responsibility for some action or lack of action is a very bad habit. It can easily derail our life and will likely prevent success. If we take responsibility for our lives, it can often be a shocking experience, because suddenly we have no one to blame.