Getting Ready for a Better Year: Who is responsible?

I promise you, next year is going to be a mixed bag.

There is going to be joys and sorrows; pain and pleasure; success and failure.

Some people will hate you, most tolerate you, a few help you, and even some love you.

Some things will work out great and others things will be like you’ve laid a rotten egg.

Yelp, it will be a mixed bag.

So what to do?

Deal with this statement: It may not be my fault, but it is my responsibility to make the best of it.

For example, if it rains on your party it is not your fault—but it is still your responsibility to make the best of it with a back-up plan.

If someone lays that proverbial rotten egg and you step in it and stink up the place, it may not be your fault that the rotten egg was there, but it is your responsibility to deal with the mess.

Life happens and it is not always pleasant, fulfilling or rewarding. But those who cope and thrive are those who take responsibility for (get this) the out come.

Whose “fault” it is is a legal question that mostly concerns judges and juries.

The question that should matter to you once something has happened is: “What is my responsibility?”

  • The ONE THING for today: I resolve in 2016 to not waste time on giving blame. Instead, I will give my energy and focus to taking responsibility for my actions to ensure the best possible outcome.


Proverbs 18:15 (NKJV)

The spirit of a man will sustain him in sickness, but who can bear a broken spirit?


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