This is your life. You live it as you choose.
Whether you decide to contribute or not, the minutes, hours and days will keep rolling forward. The question is are you going to play or are you going to sit on the sidelines?
Wherever you are in your life is a result of how you have played. Wherever you go in your life will be a result of how you choose to play from this point forward.
You deserve to have wonderfully rewarding relationships. You yourself believe this to be true or else you wouldn’t have taken the step to read articles from this blog. You took responsibility to look at solutions and one of those solutions was reading helpful information. What other solutions can you seek to help you improve your important relationships?
When you think about taking responsibility you may be thinking about the struggle of huge mountains to climb, you may be filled with visions of difficulties or perhaps you hear a voice in your head that says you can’t do it.
Let’s get one thing straight here, responsibility exists at all levels. It can be as simple as being responsible enough to sign up for a newsletter.
It can mean taking responsibility to say sorry for the mistakes you make that show the other person you have a conscience and that you care enough about them to do so.
It can mean letting people know that you expect to be treated with more respect than you currently are. It can mean making more of an effort to spend quality time with the other person.
It can mean actively working on your anger issues by reading a book or taking an anger management class.
It can mean taking dance classes with your partner, despite being filled with dread, simply because it would mean the world to them.
It might mean looking after your aging parents more, taking time out of your already incredibly hectic schedule to help them with chores around their house.
Big and small, the responsibilities come at all levels of commitment. Do not overestimate the power of the big responsibilities and do not underestimate the power of the small responsibilities. Remember that it’s sometimes the smallest changes we make in our relationships that have the most profound impact on them.
Work on a daily basis at creating the relationships you desire and over time you will move towards your ideal relationship experiences. It all begins with the resolve to take responsibility for the choices you make and the actions you take.