On taking responsibility….

“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for the most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.”

-Theodore Roosevelt

My Thoughts: It so easy to blame circumstance and other people for the things that go wrong in life. Sure, things happen sometimes outside of our control and we definitely can’t control the things other people do. The thing we can control is how we respond to the circumstances we face and the actions of others.
I was in a relationship with a controlling and emotionally manipulative person. It would have been easy to blame all my misery on him but the truth is at some point it was up to me leave the relationship and end my suffering. I wasted months being unhappy because I thought he needed to change but the truth was I needed to make a change. One of the simplest ways to become happier is to take responsibility and realize how much you actually control.


  1. karen

    YES! THIS IS BRILLIANT! Needed to be reminded of this today!

  2. Dia

    I need to be reminded constantly to just breath and think…. am I doing it to myself.

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