What I Do: 6 Thought-Provoking Quotes About Personal Responsibility

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These past few weeks we’ve been asking ourselves “Who Am I?“, then we asked “What Do I Want?”. This week we’ll be taking a closer look at “What I Do”.

To start us off, here are six quotes about personal responsibility; it’s part of the bedrock of a soul-prospering life:


You may believe that you are responsible for what you do, but not for what you think. The truth is that you are responsible for what you think, because it is only at this level that you can exercise choice. What you do comes from what you think. ~Marianne Williamson


You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. ~Jim Rohn


The person who complains about he way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it. ~Lou Holtz


In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. ~Eleanor Roosevelt


We hardly ever realize that we can cut anything out of our lives, any time, in the blink of an eye. ~Carlos Costeneda


Look at the word responsibility — “response-ability” — the ability to choose your response. Highly proactive people recognize that responsibility. They do not blame circumstances, conditions, or conditioning for their behavior. Their behavior is a product of their own conscious choice, based on values, rather than a product of their conditions, based on feeling. ~Stephen Covey


Which quote(s) resonated with you?

Your Friend and Pep Pal,


One thought on “What I Do: 6 Thought-Provoking Quotes About Personal Responsibility”

  1. I like Stephen Covey’s definition- “response-ability”. I have the ability to respond, to choose according to my values, and not be pulled in varying directions by my momentary feelings. This is such a good principle to live by, to remember whenever I feel myself being pulled off course.


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