Terrible news this week – If you can’t tell from my headline and you want to read the article click here
I’m sure you’re wondering: “what angle is he going to take?”
- Blame the drug companies
- Blame the medical doctors for prescribing the medication
- Blame someone, anyone
I’m don’t want to point fingers and blame anyone. There are many factors at play. I only want to focus on one, and I would rather talk about solutions than problems. There is a powerful principle at play that if you practice, your life will change forever and for the better.
That principle is responsibility.
You own your life and are ultimately responsible for what happens in it; good and bad.
What does that mean?
I will try to give you some examples of how people try to ‘pass the buck’ to someone else:
- “I can’t believe my guidance counselor recommended I get this job, I hate this job. It’s all her fault.”
- “I can’t believe my retirement planner lost half of my money. It’s all his fault.”
- “The fact that I can’t lose weight is my personal trainer’s fault.”
It might sound like I’m being harsh and I know sometimes in life things happen that are totally outside of our control. My point is simple: Try your hardest to limit what happens outside of your control and maximize what is in your control.
-Do your research.
-Ask: “Does this make sense to me?”
-Ask the question that every child knows and every adult forgets: “Why?"
-Use facts over feelings and do not evade or ignore what is happening in front of you.
The more responsible you are and the more you own every decision that is possible for you to own, the better your life will be, every single time.
1) Ask yourself, “Where am I struggling the most in my life?”
I know that this can be hard because it is easier to avoid things that we struggle with.
2) Begin to ask yourself why you struggle with it. I know that you have given up responsibility of that aspect of your life to some respect.
3) Stop accepting things on faith and start accepting things on facts or logic. Your judgment is meat to serve you. So use it!
My thoughts and prayers go out to the families in the birth control story. What a tragedy to lose so many women, mostly young women who had nothing but a future full of potential ahead of them.Dr.K