Video: How to Take Control of Your Life and Results (part 1 of 6)

This is the first in a series of video tips on how you can create the life you want. I'll be sharing more video tips over the coming weeks so please be sure to check back often or sign up for my Success Strategies e-zine and we'll notify you when a new video is posted. 


Success Tip #1 : Take No Less than 100% Responsibility for Your Life

One of the greatest myths that's pervasive in our culture today is that you are entitled to a "great life" and that somehow, somewhere, someone is responsible for filling our lives with continual happiness, exciting career options, a nurturing family and blissful personal relationships, simply because we exist.

But the real truth is that there is only one person responsible for the quality of your life.. and that person is you.

You see, everything about you is a result of your doing or not doing.  

Your Income. Your Debt. Your Relationships. Your Health. Your Fitness level. Your Attitudes and behaviors... everything!

That person you see when you look in the mirror is the chief architect in your life.

You know, I think everyone knows this in their hearts, but the mind can play games, tricking us into thinking that external factors are the source of our failure, our disappointment, and our unhappiness.

But the truth of the matter is that external factors don't determine how you live.

You -- and only you -- are in complete control of the quality of your life experience.

Successful people take full responsibility for the thoughts they think, the images they visualize, and the actions they take. They don't waste their time and energy on blaming and complaining. They evaluate their experiences and decide if they need to change them or not. They face the uncomfortable and they take risks in order to create the life they want to live.

Now it's time for you to reclaim your power and take control of your results.

One way to begin is by simply responding differently to the events that occur in your life. That's right... you can actually change the outcomes in your life - and get better ones -- simply by changing your responses to the challenges and opportunities that occur.

You see, you only have control over three things that you can control in your life -- the thoughts you think, the images you visualize, and the actions you take.

And how you use those three things determines everything you experience.

So, if you don't like what you are experiencing and what you are producing as results in your life, you have to change your mental, visual and behavioral response to the events that occur in your life. Remember this, nothing will change for the better until you do.

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Do you take 100% responsibility for your life and  results?   (This includes giving up all the excuses on why you can't or won't do something and stopping the blaming and complaining about the circumstances in your life.) Please leave a comment and share your thoughts with us.

Watch Video Tip #2: How to stop settling for less

  • James Wilson

    That is step one and a hard one for a lot of folks.
    Success has never been a "blame game"

  • Leorah :)

    So powerful!
    Read and adored The Success Principles and since then, I keep a little white card with this life changing formula written on it on my desk: Event + Response = Outcome.
    Thank you so much for this!

  • Iris F. Trujillo

    The concept of "creative visualization" combines aspects of (1) and (2) in my list above. All life grows because of desires and the thoughts associated with the desires. All through the day, you have a variety of desires: to breathe, to interact with others, to open the door, to eat, to sleep, to walk to your car, to do a good job, to relax, etc. How you think about each reflects and determines your relationship to it.

  • Gaurav

    Thanks Jack!
    This is one thing, which can alter your life no less than 100 %.
    Thanks a lot!

  • Jody V.

    This rings such truth to my ears, mind, & heart. A truth that I was aware of me needing to apply to my life in all my everyday situations involving myself, others, what have you. However, after listening to Jack Canfield explain it in his terms it brings the light closer to where I can actually see exactly what I have been saying I need to do in relation to what is meant of what I need to be doing & how do put it all into action for the ultimate success in all areas & avenues of my life that only I have control of. Like Jack has said before about law of attraction in regards to insights, awarenesses, etc....hearing it come from him now knowing he is on the page I am on has helped me to kickstart my life into action. Amazing & thank you Jack Canfield for showing me your purpose and my own!!! Best of luck to everyone else out there!!!

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