The Power of Taking Personal Responsibility

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Yeh, this wasn’t the sexiest title I’ve come up with. ‘Responsibility’ usually isn’t a word people get excited over or pay much attention to. But I’m making it the focus for today’s article because lack of personal responsibility for your fitness (or any area of your life for that matter) is just as big a mental block as lack of time, lack of knowledge or motivation.



The thoughts that occupy your mind and the people that you surround yourself with are responsible for 99% of your actions, emotions and outcome. The brutally honest truth is that many people blame outside circumstances for their outcome when, in reality, where you are in life right now is a direct cause of your thoughts and actions.


See, personal motivation really is a type of self-care. If you injured your knee, you would immediately rush to a hospital and get that fixed, right? Even if you just had chronic knee pain, you’d look for a way to fix that. So why would you ever settle for a mindset that isn’t working? If it’s broke, do your best to fix it! All it takes is a little bit of introspection about your thought processes and the firm decision to make a positive change in your life.

If you’re in a good place right now then I congratulate you on your self-mastery.

If you’re not in a good place then you have some work to do....and I’m here to help see you through it.



Drop The Excuses


I’ve had clients in the past who claimed to follow the nutrition program I gave them and claimed that they religiously did all of the extra training I asked them to do outside of our sessions, yet they failed to achieve their goals. They would blame me, their busy life or some sort of outside circumstance.

The reality is it wasn’t the program that was at fault or any outside circumstance out of their control. It’s the fact that their actions did not match up with their words.


See, most people say they want a better life, greater fat loss, a higher level of fitness, more meaningful relationships, bigger success, financial freedom, and happiness…

…Yet their actions prove the opposite.



Maybe this is something you or someone who you know is struggling with.

I’ve got to tell you, it’s a very tough thing to admit that you are the cause of your current situation and outcome and that no one else is at fault but you.

However, there’s something massively empowering about that because anything that you take responsibility for, you can also turn around and improve upon.

Now you might be wondering: what is the root cause of this problem? Why do people keeping wanting one thing, getting something else, and then blaming other people for the outcome?

The culprit here is something that’s called “inner emotional resistance.”

It’s the anchor that most people carry with them their entire lives. This inner emotional resistance comes in the form of guilt, self-hatred, anger, shame, fear, scarcity, greed, and outright laziness. It may have been installed in you when you were young and impressionable. But you have total control over it now.

Inner emotional resistance creates a state in your mind that makes you believe that you have zero control over your outcome.

In reality, you are in direct control of your outcome. And every action that you’ve taken up to this point has brought you to where you are today in life.

There’s nothing more empowering than taking personal responsibility for where you are right now in life. Because in the very next moment you also realize that you are the master of your destiny.





You Are the Cause And Not the Effect

You have more control than you’ve ever given yourself credit for.

You decide what time you wake up every morning to dominate your day.

You decide if you will hit snooze and choose extra 10 minutes of sleep instead of beginning your day with passion and purpose.

You decide if you’re going to waste valuable time first thing in the morning by checking in on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and scrolling through your emails.

You decide if you’re going to spend the first 15 minutes working on your inner game by reading a book or listening to an audio program on personal development  that will help you emotionally, physically, spiritually, or in your career.

You decide if you’re going to work on your fitness today and get to the gym, or make an excuse to skip it.

You decide what you eat, when you eat, and how much you eat.

You’re 100% in charge of the actions you take, the decisions you make, the commitment you show, and the promises you make or break.


Guys and girls, there is nothing more liberating or more empowering than to decide that you and only you are 100% in charge of your outcome. It’s a decision I made for myself only a few years ago, and I haven't looked back once. I hope you use this powerful action to start moving each area of your life in the direction you want it to – starting with your Fitness & Health! 

If you got something out of this article and want more help with Mindset and Motivation, you can download my FREE ebook 'The Courageous Life' here: 



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