Week 4.2 - Taking back ownership of our lives

“The moment you take personal responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you change anything in your life.” Hal Elrod

"The reason people blame things on the previous generation is that there's only one other choice."- Doug Larson

"For most people, blaming others is a subconscious mechanism for avoiding accountability. In reality, the only thing in your way is YOU." - Steve Maraboli

“Everything you do is based on the choices you make. It’s not your parents, your past relationships, your job, the economy, the weather, an argument or your age that is to blame. You and only you are responsible for every decision and choice you make. Period.” Wayne Dyer

“There are two primary choices in life: To accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” Dr. Denis Waitley

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi

“It is only when you take responsibility for your life that you discover how powerful you truly are.” Allanah Hunt

“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.” Eleanor Roosevelt

"Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility." - Sigmund Freud

"Accountability is the measure of a leaders height." - Jeffrey Benjamin

“Stop writing promissory notes and checks, that you already know emotionally you cannot cash.” – David Scott

"How can we expect someone to make us happy, if we are not happy with ourselves?" - David Scott

“I’d rather be disliked for who I am, than loved for who I’m not.”

“If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles.” - Wayne Dyer

“The person who insists on seeing with perfect clarity before they decide, never decides. To end in certainty we must first begin with doubt.” – David Scott

“Take risk… If you win you will be happy, if you lose you will be wise.”

“She was unstoppable, not because she did not have fears, or doubts, but because she continued on in spite of them.”

"Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost

“Don’t Settle… Stay hungry, stay foolish. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else's life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."--Maya Angelou