Can you eat pizza while on a fat loss program? Yes, as long as you know it could slow down, stop, or reverse your fat loss results. If you eat 1500 calories worth of pizza and drink 600 calories of soda as you sit on the couch after a hard day’s work, then ACCEPT THE CONSEQUENCES, because you will gain weight. You can’t blame the teacher for preparing a tough question paper, when you yourself were lying on the couch, watching Narcos for 3 hours straight. If you are late, you will be criticized for it. But the point is to take full responsibility for your work environment and behaviors. Everything you do sets you up for success or puts another obstacle in your way. Learn from your mistakes. How can you do better tomorrow?
Each of your actions has consequences. Since the actions belong to you, the consequences are for you to face. Your results are your responsibility. We all like others to have a higher opinion of us. In order to impress upon others, or to simple escape from negative repercussions, we tend to deny our actions or give false justifications. The inability to accept your own flaws and take responsibility for your actions is a result of insecurity. Instead of trying to focus on being perfect, we need to realize that it is only human to be flawed. Understand that it is okay to trip down a few times, and hurt yourself. What matters more is whether you are able to pick yourselves back again, and continue your journey as the bruises heal themselves. We all make mistakes- carelessness, misunderstandings, uncalculated risks which flopped, or even catastrophic mistakes. Your failure is yours only. Maturity is to accept your failures. The moment you realize your mistakes, you are ready to recover the losses and re-grow.
Blaming others to cover up your tracks, avoiding new challenges just because you fear defeat, or making excuses to get away from working because your job doesn’t interest you are symptoms of commitment disorder. Engaging in self pity, by constantly complaining about how others treat is a sign of weakness. You will be respected if you own up to your actions; credibility comes with honesty and accountability of the self. Never be ashamed of your mistakes, answer to your faults, because accepting responsibility is a sign of true strength and courage.
Believe in yourself so much that your self-confidence doesn’t let to become defensive every time you screw up. When your self-esteem and self-worth is high, you won’t have to pretend to be someone you are not. Owning to the situation would become natural.
“The ability to accept responsibility is the measure of the man.”
Whatever happens, take responsibility.
Take full responsibility for your actions or lack of action.