Success is All About Taking Responsibility for Your Life

By Susan Harper Todd

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Success is all about taking responsibility for your life. That means not blaming others when things don’t go right. It means taking responsibility for everything that appears in your life. For the failures as well as the things that go right. It means looking inside yourself  and not outside…. And if you think about it, that’s really empowering.

Most people on this beautiful planet that we live on, walk around imagining that life just happens to them… it never occurs to them that they have any control over any of the things that show up in their life. It never occurs to them that they have choice… the power to choose… the power to change…

The power to choose what they think… and what they believe… The power to change their lives at any given moment in time… from one of ‘life is just happening to me’ to one of ‘I’m in charge’. And of course the moment you are in charge you can make things happen. You can step into your personal power. You can live your dreams.

You can take your courage in both hands and step outside your comfort zone, into that big wide world where amazing things can and do happen. You just have to trust. To trust something bigger than yourself and move forward knowing that you are in partnership with something bigger, trusting your impulses and intuition.

Yes there will be mistakes and failures along the way but you just have to pick yourself up, brush yourself off and keep going. That’s what you do when you’re climbing your own Everest, whatever it may be, whatever you desire to achieve. That’s how you get to the top. When a little child is learning to walk he spends a lot of time falling over, but he doesn’t give up; he just gets up again… and again… and again…  And one day he just walks.

Remember we are creating a future for our children and grandchildren. We are their role models. It is up to us to show them that they can achieve anything they want in this life. It is up to us to teach our children not to be caged in by self-imposed limitations. Children learn by example so it is important that they see how we have pushed the boundaries and broken down the walls that were built for us by previous generations.

You can make your life anything you want. You can change your life by taking responsibility for it. Right now. Freedom is yours for the taking.

Love Sue

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About the Author

I’ve been single, married, divorced and widowed. I’ve been a teacher, a translator, worked in business and now have my own company… I’ve sailed the Atlantic Ocean and I have climbed Mount Everest. I know! It sounds crazy but it’s true. I said I’d done it and I have, pretty much literally DONE it! I’ve plumbed the depths and scaled the heights in every sense of those words.

And I absolutely know that it was listening to, trusting and following my intuition that got me to where I am today. It got me out of the dark tunnel I was in after my husband died, and not only led me to the summit of Mount Everest, but to many other magical experiences too, like sailing the Atlantic Ocean in a small boat. I was the first British woman to have accomplished both of those things, and only the fifth British woman to stand on the summit of the highest mountain on the planet.

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