Top 4 Actions to Ignite Resolve and Responsibility in Business

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If want to take risks?  You must have resolve and commitment

Taking risks is important if we are to make significant progress in every area of our lives, whether we’re referring to career, personal, or to the financial aspects and goals we are living with every day. We talked about the importance of risk and why risk is necessary, which is what led us to the need for courage in the first place – without courage, taking risks might not be plausible.

Top 4 Actions to Ignite Resolve and Responsibility in Business:

1. Resolve

Resolve, as we  mean it here, is the quality necessary to decide firmly on a course of action. It means you really mean what you are committed to. It means taking a stand and being unwilling to step down from your choice no matter what others think, no matter what societal norms dictate, or what is expected of you by external factors. Having resolve allows you to stay true to yourself and forces you to stay on your chosen path. Resolve is a key characteristic for all who are up to big games in their lives.

2. Taking a big risk

Several years ago when I thought about starting a business, I found myself surrounded by many whose opinions disagreed with what I was about to do. People thought I was crazy to leave a stable corporate job and a secure career to start a business in the midst of one of the worst recessions of our time. A single mom with two teenagers in tow should not take that kind of risk. The statistics on start up small businesses were not in my favor. The economy was not in my favor.

My lack of business savvy was not in my favor. My financial instability was definitely not in my favor. But I had resolve. I was resolved to not continue in a career that was choking the life out of me. I was resolved to create a world where people love what they do for a living. And so I started my business, against all odds. And thirteen years later we are still here working hard every day to create new opportunities, usually for people we are meeting for the first time. Every day we plant the seeds for a future where those we represent can thrive and move their careers forward. It hasn’t always been a breeze and many times I thought to give up, to throw in the towel. But it is most certainly my resolve that keeps me going!

3. Responsibility

Responsibility takes resolve to a whole new level. By responsibility we do not mean duty, which is often accompanied by the perception of burden. Responsibility, in the way that we want you to relate to it here, is about owning your choices, whether they turn out or not, whether they work or don’t. Being responsible in this sense means looking only to yourself as the source of all your choices, all your results, and every single outcome.

It means refusing to blame another for your circumstances. Being responsible is extremely powerful because only when you stop pointing your finger at an external force are you able to change the course of any aspect of your life. When you take 100% responsibility and own your choices, there is no room for making excuses. Suddenly, it no longer matters if it’s raining outside, or if the economy is in decline, or if you had an awful childhood, or if you don’t have a degree, or if the odds are against you.

4. Accept the consequences

One of my favorite authors, Eckhart Tolle said, “Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally. If you want to take responsibility for your life, you must choose one of those options, and you must do it now. Then accept the consequences.”

As long as you have someone or something to blame, you cannot grow and expand into your true potential. Unless you are willing and resolved to accept that you alone are the captain of your ship, you will always have reasons and excuses to not make your dreams come true. And you will be right when your life turns out to be less than what you knew it could have been because you won’t be looking in the mirror for the answers as to why you are where you are.

Resolve today to own your life, every little and big circumstance in it. Take the bull by the horns and stand for your life and your dreams. Don’t let anyone sway you from your path. Look only to yourself for the changes you seek. Know that you are responsible for all of them, know that you and you alone have the power to choose the actions and attitudes that will free you to be and do and have everything you desire.

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