Sunday, April 7, 2013

Overcoming The Loser Spirit: Taking Ownership (Lesson #3)

Taking ownership of  our lives means that we no longer scapegoat other people for our problems or bad decisions. Owning up to our part in any situation leads us towards personal growth and empowers us to move on with our lives.

We cannot control other people and we cannot change the past. However, we can take ownership of our own actions and reactions towards others.  Taking ownership frees up our hearts and minds to accept  the positive things coming our way. In addition, it  keeps the Loser Spirit at bay.

Exercise #1
Answer the following questions:

  • Do you struggle to take ownership of your part in the situation? If so, why? If not, why?
  • List out 5 past occurrences in which you did not take ownership of your part in the situation.
  • Did the situation ever get resolved? If so, what was the resolution?
Research Assignment-The Traveler and His Dog.

Song of the Day: Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata

There is a contemplative quality to this piece.

Blaming and scapegoating others for my problems keeps me tethered to negativity and trapped in a cycle of endless stagnation.Taking ownership of my part in every situation empowers me to grow and develop as a person.

Listen to the audio version of Overcoming the Loser Spirit: Taking Ownership via the Bougie Girl University podcast.

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