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Full Responsibility

One of the more helpful habits I've developed is taking responsibility for everything in my life. This is a strong contrast to the average victim / "things happen to me" mentality that a lot of people have.

Basically I assume that anything "bad" that happens in my life is a direct result of actions I took. If I lose money in the stock market I don't think, "Oh man... I'm so unlucky... the stocks went down."

Instead I think, "I bought those stocks and I lost money because of a decision I made."

The Path

On Cameron Chardukian

Imagine success as a horizontal line with a gravitational pull. When we’re born we start near this line. Every baby lives their life on purpose, without worrying about what the rest of society thinks.

Unfortunately, as we get older we pick up negative beliefs, and we’re conditioned to believe things that simply aren’t true. We’re taught to follow money instead of passion. We’re told that settling for unfulfilling jobs, and relationships is fine and dandy. We’re conditioned to believe that if everyone else is 50 pounds overweight then being just 15 pounds overweight is perfectly fine.

Now if success is a horizontal line with a gravitational pull, I want you to imagine social conditioning and mediocrity as another horizontal line with a gravitational pull, though at the opposite end of the spectrum. Really picture this in your head as it’s an important analogy. Alright, got it?

The reason most people are stupid, and lazy is because they’ve fallen so far off the path of success the only thing they know is the socially conditioned path of mediocrity. In other words, the socially conditioned path is their comfort zone and it’s gravitational pull makes it extremely difficult to escape.

The problem with this, is every time you allow yourself to be socially conditioned you fall further off the path of success. Unfortunately, the further you fall off the path off the path of success, the less likely you are to ever return to it.

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