I know you have heard this before, but it is worth repeating. To own your choices and the outcome is empowering. Owning all the consequences (the good and the bad) takes guts and can sometimes knock you to your knees, but you will get up wiser and stronger than before. To be EXTRAordinary requires ownership of your path. Choose...act...own.
When was the last time you thought about how many choices you could make in a given day? Being able to make choices is an amazing gift that comes with responsibility. Every choice we make, big or small carries with it consequences. Even making a choice not to do anything is a choice, and it too has consequences. Be deliberate and intentional in making choices, owning the consequences as a part of your journey. The world moves forward whether we choose to engage or not. Why not take an active role? Do not let the world pass you by letting happenstance make choices for you. You will not like the results.
It is when we make a conscious choice, one that is deliberate and with purpose, that we are empowered souls creating our path. All conscious decisions need not be perfect or right, they are just steps towards our calling, our purpose and destiny. They are opportunities to learn and grow. It is when we own the outcome that allows us to enjoy empowerment and take the good with the bad. It you can get ahold of that, it taps down fear and makes you DARE to explore the unknown and create an extraordinary life. When you own the outcome, you do not need to spend time blaming someone else for the consequences of your choice. You can look for the lesson, incorporate what you learned, adjust your plan and get to steppin'!
One thing that I am sure of, it is easy to get stuck blaming others for our current state because owning our current state can be so painful. Moving to an 'I own this' state is hard when we want to hold someone else accountable for it. Especially, if it is something or someone you have been blaming for years. Think of the energy it takes to hold that thought in your body. Giving ownership away takes away the power to move forward holding you hostage to a destructive state of being.
Think of it more in the mindset of 'I got this. I own my current state and I own the decisions I will make next. I own the consequences of that decision.' Your energy immediately shifts giving you the strength of knowing that life is intended to be a series of choices that will make your life interesting, bumpy, painful and joyful. The choice is yours. Choose...act...own.