I can’t say this enough:
We are all 100% responsible for our actions.
That’s it. Plain and simple. You are responsible for your mistakes. I am responsible for my shortcomings. No one else. When bad things start to happen in our lives, it is easy to point fingers and place blame on others.
I shouldn’t have failed that class. The professor was too hard and didn’t like me.
I am not getting promoted because my boss only works closely with the “good ‘ole boys.”
It’s not my fault that I didn’t get the bill in on time, the system is broken.
The sooner we can all start taking ownership of our actions, mistakes, and shortcomings, the sooner we can start truly living. You make your own luck in this world. You strap up your sleeves, work hard, and take advantage of your opportunities when they present themselves.
The great news:
When you are 100% responsible for your actions, you can start creating positive outcomes.
This is your life, and it is a very short one. Take ownership of it now.