NOTE: this is Part II. You should read Part I – Six Barriers to Happiness first.
What are the magic words guaranteed to instantly evict the unwelcome “negative six emotions” and leave us only feeling our baseline of happiness?
“I am responsible.”
Try it. Declare, “I am responsible!”
No. This isn’t hokey. Okay, maybe it is a little. . . but give it a try. Right now, declare, “I am responsible!”
Did you feel the power?
If you didn’t feel it, try it again. “I am responsible!”
The moment you claim 100% responsibility for your life and each event in your life, you immediately get your life back. And you will immediately begin to see your happiness return.
Accepting 100% responsibility instantly negates the “negative six emotions” and immediately forces your mind to begin working on solutions to the issues upon which the “negative six” have entered your psyche.
Consider that it is NEVER the issue, the event, the situation, or the other person that causes our negative emotions. We scapegoat and blame those events or people and use them as a means to justify and rationalize our negative emotions. But they are NOT the cause of our unwanted feelings. It is our decision, alone, to feel victimized and powerless to change things.
The true cause of negative emotions is being unclear about how we are going to respond to the event, situation, person or issue.
That’s it. And that will always be it. Lack of clarity is the root of negative emotions.
So, if negative emotions are the disease; purpose and clarity are the cure.
The moment we accept 100% responsibility – even if we are not clear on the solution, yet – we allow our mind to immediately begin searching for the perfect solution to the problem — instead of employing our mind’s vast capabilities trying to designate a scapegoat and concoct a number of way to blame that person or event for what is wrong in our life.
Take responsibility. Say aloud, “I am responsible,” and reclaim your life . . . and your happiness.