A famous motivational saying is "responsibility doesn't make you a hero; it makes you a slave." This saying by Don Marquis has inspired so many people including myself to take responsibility for my own life. When I say 'responsibility' I mean that literally. Not only does it make you a slave but it also helps to make you a better person. https://hackspirit.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/stencil.blog-post-feature-87.jpg [Image Source](https://hackspirit.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/stencil.blog-post-feature-87.jpg) Take Responsibility for Your Life: In today's world, he has achieved much more success and stardom then he would ever have achieved on the basketball grid. But don't worry, you are not a 'slave' to your success. You are a 'captain of your own soul'. This inspirational story is just one of many that illustrate the importance of taking responsibility for your own life. A captain of your own soul? It's quite possible that you may not be aware of all the things that are holding you back. What this means is that you need to write down your goals and your plans on how to achieve them. In order to take responsibility for your dreams, your goals and current situation you need to write down these things first. You might find it difficult to take responsibility for your actions and your choices. The reason that this is so difficult for most people is that most of their actions and choices are caused by their excuses. Just like the captain of a ship has his crew and his list of the crew, most of us have our list of excuses. It may sound good to say that you are no longer living from your dreams, but the truth is that the decisions and actions are caused by your excuses. Now that you know why you are taking responsibility for your own life, it's time to start taking responsibility for the current situation you are in. This first step in taking responsibility for you life will help you make better decisions and better choices. If you are happy with your current situation, congratulations! This first step is done. Now that you are happy with your current situation, you have to decide what you want out of life. What do you want to get out of it? Are you willing to work hard to achieve these goals? Can you go for it? Only you can answer these questions, but once you have taken full responsibility for you life, you can answer these questions as many times as you choose. Now you must decide if you are willing to change your behavior and learn new habits to get to your dreams. Only you can determine the consequences of your actions and only you can determine the strength of your willpower. You have decided that you are willing to take responsibility for your actions. If you can create a totally different future, why shouldn't you take responsible for the past and the future? You have made a major decision when you decided to take responsibility for your life; now you must decide what comes next. Will you sit back and wait for God to take care of the rest? Or will you take responsibility for your own life by getting up and doing something about your dreams? Remember that God is waiting just for you! So, what comes next? What is the best way to go from here? If you want a great life without any blame or shame, then you must put all your energy into changing your behaviors and learning new habits. No matter how much God puts it off, He can never escape the fact that we are all fallible and that there is always room for improvement. You must follow the Bible and become a follower of Jesus Christ. That's the only way that you will ever become successful at achieving your dreams. When you take responsibility for your life, you will be able to stop blaming others, especially God, for your wrongdoings. When you can blame nobody else, then you are also able to take responsibility for your actions. It is a wonderful feeling to know that you are able to make changes in your life because you took responsibility for your choices. It gives you confidence because you know that you can do anything that you set your mind to because you are taking responsibility for your actions. https://www.incimages.com/uploaded_files/image/1920x1080/getty_542959856_2000133320009280405_365308.jpg [Image Source](https://www.incimages.com/uploaded_files/image/1920x1080/getty_542959856_2000133320009280405_365308.jpg) Another reason why taking responsibility for your life means better relationships is that when you are able to blame somebody else for your wrongdoings, then you are avoiding the ones that you should be blaming for your actions. You would never be able to move forward with any type of positive change in your life unless you stop blaming others and start empowering yourself to take responsibility for your own choices. If you think that blame is going to get you anywhere, then I have some news for you: the blame is the number one cause of failure in relationships! Stop focusing on other people and instead start focusing on yourself!