Taking Responsibility

April 18, 2018 | By More

By Daniel Roy CD, BA, MA, CFP, EPC, CIM, FCSI, CIWM, RRC, CRC

The life that we live today reflects all the experiences that we have faced in the past. We can choose to learn from these experiences or to ignore the messages that are wrapped inside of them. It took me some time to comprehend this issue and when I did, it was life changing.

You see, it’s all about the choices that we make when faced with any situation. Every event is neutral until we show up and start reacting to it based on our view of the world. Let’s suppose for one minute that you did not bring any drama to that situation and instead, chose to deal with it in an objective manor. This is hard for us to do because of all the social, religious and cultural influences that have shaped us into who we are today.

One aspect of taking responsibility is deciding how you are going to act or react when faced with a situation that presents itself. If the objective is to create the desired life that you want, then choose to behave in a manor that will support that outcome. Have a look at how you behaved in the past when faced with similar situations. What kind of outcome did you get? Newton’s 3rd law helps us understand this concept perfectly: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Take responsibility for the past by acknowledging your strengths and your shortcomings. More importantly, take responsibility for the future by deciding to behave in a way the will support your vision. This is called Praxis and it will happen when your thoughts and your actions are in perfect alignment with your goals.  Dare to Dream!

Daniel Roy is the principal instructor of the Ottawa-based Praxis Wealth Institute.  He is a Certified Retirement Coach, Certified Financial Planner as well as public speaker.  He is the author of “The Essential Guide to Retirement Readiness”.  He conducts workshops and courses on the subject of winning the game of wealth creation.

daniel@praxiswealthinstitute.ca

www.praxiswealthinstitute.ca

www.yourretirementcoach.ca

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