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I am responsible for my life. I accept self-responsibility.


Today, I stand tall and brace my shoulders and with the courage of a hero and the smile of a conqueror and accept the truth that each of us is accountable for our lives, that each of us creates our destiny.

I take responsibility for my choices as well as the consequences of my actions.

Today, I know that I am in charge of my success, my failure, my  happiness, my sorrow, my glow, my gloom, my victory, my defeat, my wealth, my poverty, my peace as well as my restlessness, my health, my dis-ease, my progress, my backwardness, the friends I choose  and the enemies I make, my love, my disgust, my hope, my despair, my courage, my fear, my willingness, my indifference, my balance, my bias, my goals, my aimlessness, my faith, my doubt,  my dreams, my nightmares, my desires, my fulfillment, my liberty, my limitations, my reaction, my response, my freedom and my bondage.

Today, I no longer seek to control or to change the world or a country or the society I live in or my family or my friends. I realize that wisdom lies in accepting that I have control over my life alone.

Today, I turn my excuses into reasons to grow and fault-finding into learning outcomes. I take control of my thoughts and begin to build my life anew.

And each day, I recollect the truth during my working hours, and remember it when I am home and affirm it upon waking and as I go to sleep. In time, the truth shall set me free.

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If It’s Going to Be, It’s Up to Me: Taking Responsibility for Choices in Our Lives” by Jim Clemmer

‘Self-responsibility shows up as a proactive approach to work and life, whereas a lack of self responsibility shows up as an observer mentality’ from Do you have an observer mentality? and Accepting full responsibility of your life by Martin at EruptingMind

Robert H. Schuller and the Ethics of Success by Alfred Klassen which is based on a study of ten of the books authored by Robert H Schuller.

‘Self-responsibility means acknowledging that you are responsible for your life. It means acknowledging that you are the sole master of yourself’ from Self-Responsibility by Sam Alexander at Glowing Face Man

How successful people think by John Maxwell

Self-responsibility means to “Start living a ‘no excuse’ life” from The Devil Made Me Do It By Gina Bower. You can download highly inspiring and motivating E-books for free at her website.

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Responsible persons are mature people who have taken charge of themselves and their conduct, who own their actions and own up to them–who answer for them.–William J. Bennett from The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories 3

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.–Albert Ellis

God has entrusted me with myself.–Epictetus


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I can. I will. I can. I will. I can. I will


I can do all things through faith in myself. I can fulfill the dreams I see when I am awake through belief in myself. I can stand unshaken amidst the crash of breaking worlds through trust in myself. I can accomplish the great deeds I desire through conviction in myself.

I can hold in my arms the achievement I aspire, the success I seek, the happiness I pursue, the love I cherish, the warmth I yearn, the riches I want, the potential I possess, the courage I long for, the satisfaction I hope for, the meaning and purpose of life I search for, only through confidence in myself.

I know that gaining self-confidence is not one-tenth as difficult as I imagine. It is not a gift given to a chosen few. Aha! I feel its presence as I acknowledge and affirm the truth:  I am nature’s greatest creation; I am unique in all the world; Infinite power is within me. And from now on, in every situation, I will stand tall on the rock of this affirmation.

When I am called to speak in public, I chant ‘I can, I will’ and step forward. When I am faced with a financial crisis, I shout ‘I can, I will’ and look for possibilities. When I am assigned a task that appears to be too big to handle or too difficult to accomplish, I remind myself ‘I can, I will’ and I set to work. When I am stuck in an emotional quicksand, I silently hum ‘I can, I will’ and look for ways to pull myself out.

In waking, eating, working, loving, sleeping, dreaming, I constantly affirm unheard by any, ‘I can, I will’. And armed with the magic wand of self-confidence, I cast the spell ‘I can, I will’ on the Voldemort of fear and transform every can’t into a can and every won’t into a will.

I am thrilled for I now know that self-confidence is something I can never lose, because self-confidence is something I can always choose by affirming ‘I can, I will’.

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I Exercise My Power Of Choice. I Choose Freedom.

Today Is The Best Day In My Life

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As A Man Thinketh by James Allen. Download the e-Book for free here.

Inspirational movie quotes on Self-Confidence at Reel Life Wisdom

Until you start believing in yourself, you ain’t gonna have a life! – Rocky Balboa

A true man is not afraid to show himself, his inner self.  He relies on who he is rather than what he is.– Gideon

If you had an ounce of self-esteem, of self-worth, of self-confidence, you would realize that as trite as it may sound, beauty is truly skin-deep.- Beautiful Girls

I think one day you’ll find that you’re the hero you’ve been looking for. – An American Tail: Fievel Goes West

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Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful. Mark Victor Hansen

Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself. – Robert Collier

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. – Arthur Ashe

Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful. – Mark Victor Hansen

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I do what I should do, when I should do it, whether I feel like it or not.

self_made_manNothing worthwhile has ever been achieved without discipline. Yet it is the most disliked word. While many approve of it, few follow it. I will not be among the undisciplined crowd at the base of the mountain. I will be at the top with the few who dared to discipline themselves.

I know I am similar to a stone. Yet I will not remain a stone. I will shape myself into a masterpiece of inspiration for generations to come.

I am both the sculptor and the tools of sculpting. My chisel is attitude and my mallet is discipline. I use the tools carefully for even the slightest miscalculation can damage my hand or the stone.

Bit by bit, I rough out unwanted traits in me. And I learn to work with loving discipline for if I try to force myself into something I don’t want to be, I will break. I realize that I become what I want to, by seeing it first and then by carving myself into it with measured blows of discipline.

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Self-discipline is the key to personal greatness. It is the magic quality that opens all doors for you, and makes everything else possible. With self-discipline, the average person can rise as far and as fast as his talents and intelligence can take him. But without self-discipline, a person with every blessing of background, education and opportunity will seldom rise above mediocrity – Brian Tracy

Each piece I make is a statement, I feel I am leaving little pieces of me and how I feel embedded in the sculpture. You have to learn to work with the stone, if you try to force it into something it doesn’t want to be, it will break. Eventually, you become part of the sculpture, and you can feel if it is right. – Gordon Cline

Mallet is different from hammer even as discipline is different from punishment

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If A=1, B=2, C=3 and so on till Z=26, then ATTITUDE is 100. What most of us perhaps are not aware of is that DISCIPLINE is also 100. That means with attitude and discipline we can achieve 200%. (A=1 T=20 T=20 I=9 T=20 U=21 D=4 E=5) + (D=4 I=9 S=19 C=3 I=9 P=16 L=12 I=9 N=14 E=5) = 200 – Anon

There are 999 other success principles that I have found in my reading and experience, but without self-discipline, none of them work. – Marion Rudy Kopmeyer

The picture used in this is post is one I admire and respect the most. It is a sculpture by Bobbie Carlyle. It is his vision of a Self Made Man who is carving himself out of stone, carving his character, carving his future.

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