Kate’s Corner: Retirement Day 10

I am studying the “Success Principles“ by Jack Canfield. The first principal is taking 100% responsibility for your life.

How are you complicit in creating the conditions of your life you say you do not want? Jerry Colonna

Every day we must pay attention to when we blame, make excuses, complain instead of taking action to produce the results we want in business, health, wealth, and happiness. If you spot it, you got it. If it’s meant to be, it’s up to me.

Some of the following list was taken from a blog I read called “Better Up.”

The key to this principal is stopping yourself every time you blame, complain, and make excuses. Take responsibility for these by changing thoughts from victimhood to accountability. This doesn’t mean you caused it, but that you have the ability to respond to your circumstances and change the outcome.

What is a victim mentality? Here are some examples:
1) Bad things just happen to me, no matter what I do.
2) Bad things are other peoples fault, not mine.
3) I can’t change what happens, so why try to alter the circumstances?

What is a victim mentality? Here are some examples:

1) Bad things just happen to me no matter what I do.
2) Angry and resentful of others’ good fortune.
3) Tells negative stories over and over.
4) Minimize positive events, whether from themselves or others.
5) Self-pity.
6) Often defensive to criticism.
7) Concerned about keeping score.
8) Counters creative plans with “that will never work”.
9) Preoccupied with past traumas.
10) Thinks everybody has it easier than they do.
11) Risk adverse.
12) Extreme judgment of other people.

As is often said, what you recognize in others is what can be changed within yourself.

Change is the one constant in our lives. Do what needs to be done to be accountable for it and flexible enough to roll with every change that occurs.

One way to raise awareness of every time you blame, shame, complain and make excises is to take inventory of these thought patterns every night before sleep.

Try doing it for a week! Let’s call it a 7 day challenge!


Meet Kate and Dean!!



9 thoughts on “Kate’s Corner: Retirement Day 10”

  1. Hi Kate! Oh, Dean is such a cutie!! Yes, Take Responsibility for your life!! Yes, I saw Jack Canfield in person in Vancouver, BC, Canada for a workshop about 12 years ago. Great video! Diana

  2. I agree that we need to move away from blame – even if it is someone else’s fault. Because if they left us holding the bag, what are we going to do with it? So I try to catch myself making judgments or blaming. It is a low frequency I cannot afford.

  3. Great Blog Good reminder. Important to remember sour of problem and take responsibility for it. Maso is beyond cute love that face and those ears and Pearlie looks comfy

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