BOTW: The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
Principle #1 is the Key to Success
I love Jack. Jack irritates me. It’s a long story.
Nonetheless, I have been listening to Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen for years because they make me feel better – inspired to continue developing all my talents and willing to settle for nothing less than my best.
This year, I woke up on New Year’s Day and wrote several pages in my journal about what I envisioned this year would bring.
My number 1 resolution was to take absolute responsibility for my life. For my happiness, my sadness, my accomplishments or lack thereof, for my body, and for my development.
2009 was to be the Year of No More Excuses.
Imagine my delight and surprise then, when I downloaded Jack Canfield’s Success Principles later in January and his very first principle was to Take 100% Responsibility. I love it when the Universe does this for me.
I listened to the first track and then I listened to it again. I went through the rest of the audio version while driving back and forth to work, allowing Jack to convince me that there was a better way. That more was possible.
And then I went back and listened to the first track again. Again and again.
And it has slowly been sinking in. I AM RESPONSIBLE. 100%. This is MY life. There is no one and no thing for me to blame. Not any more.
Any obligations I choose to carry are mine alone. I AM RESPONSIBLE.
And so are you. We are all responsible for our lives. 100%.
I strongly recommend this book. There are many, many books that have had a profound impact on me and I am looking forward to sharing them with you in the future.
But start with this one. It is the key. If you listen to Jack long enough, he’ll have you setting goals, and accepting that it is okay to want more. And he’ll get you to accept 100% responsibility.
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