Take Full Responsibility to Grow Exponentially

Connie Ragen Green
5 min readJan 6, 2020
Connie Ragen Green — Take Full Responsibility to Grow Exponentially

Take Full Responsibility for Your Situation to Grow Exponentially

It is impossible to be perfect (whatever that means) all the time. We all make mistakes because we simply cannot always know what the right thing to do is. Admitting that you make mistakes will increase your resilience. Sometimes even powerful leaders are unable or unwilling to admit their mistakes, which weakens their position in the long run. Find the value in your imperfect ways and strive for excellence instead of perfection. It all begins when you take full responsibility for your situation to grow exponentially.

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Get curious about the role you play in every part of your life. Even if someone wronged you, get curious about your behavior and reaction. You never have to blame yourself. Simply look at the situation so that you can learn how you want to behave in the future.

As mentioned, there isn’t much in this world that you have the power to control. Understanding that fact will provide freedom from a lot of stress.

Just as we have the power to control our reactions to situations, we also have the power to control the next action we take.

If you’re able to take a step back and look at a situation objectively, you’ll be able to use the information you gain to inform your next steps. It takes humility to look at a situation and see what you could do differently.

Every situation is an opportunity to learn more about yourself. If you can look at yourself while taking a step back to understand with compassion, you’ll be able to make wise, well-informed decisions in the future.

Take Ownership of Your Actions

Taking responsibility for your part of your situations can help you take charge of your life. When you’re able to look at your life and take a look at your role in it, you can realize your power to overcome.

Begin by getting curious about the situation. For example, if you were fired from your job, you might ask, “Was there anything I could have done differently?” or “What can I learn…

Connie Ragen Green

Online marketing strategist, author, speaker, and publisher working with entrepreneurs on six continents. https://ConnieRagenGreen.com