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It Starts With You

Written by Allanah Hunt

I saw a little quote this morning that really made me think.

My attitude is a result of your actions! So if you don’t like my attitude, blame yourself

Is this how you go through life? Taking no responsibility for your attitude and looking to ‘pass the buck’ onto someone else?

I know that I have chosen this road in years gone by but I also know how powerless I felt to change my reality. I kept looking at the people around me and what they were ‘doing to me’ and I became resentful and angry.

But I learned a little secret. I am not powerless to change my reality, but powerful beyond measure as in fact my reality is a result of the way I am choosing to see the world. I learned that by changing my attitude, I change my experience. Instead of feeling like a victim of other people’s behaviour I became the victor of my own.

It is only as you take responsibility for your life that you discover just how powerful you truly are – Allanah Hunt

Victim = sufferer, injured party, easy target, everybody’s fool

Victor = winner, hero, champion

You decide which you would rather be. You can take responsibility for you attitude, your actions and your behaviour or you can sit back and blame others. In most cases you receive what you give so if you give out negativity and disrespect, you will get it right back.

If you give out love and kindness, not everyone will love you, and in fact some people might kick sand in your face but you will know that they are hurting themselves, not you. You can choose your reactions, your responses and wish them well before going on your way.

Does this sound impossible? Do you believe that giving means you lose?

Being kind, loving and respectful has nothing to do with giving away your power. It is actually a show of strength to continue to love even when other people are unkind. You don’t need to stay and take abuse, in fact it would not help you to do so, but you also don’t have to participate in their behaviour.

Your power lies in your choice to be true to the person you know yourself to be. And the freedom this brings is incredible.

You will no longer be tossed around by the events around you, no longer hurt by the actions of others but will have built a strong foundation for your life. From here you can choose whatever you want. You will know the people you want to associate with and the ones who do not add to your life.

You alone are responsible for the way your life looks.

Nobody is going to come riding in on a white horse and make everything perfect for you.

But you can …

The hero of your life is YOU – Allanah Hunt

WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE?

About the author

Allanah Hunt

Allanah Hunt is an author and founder of Power And Freedom where she works to encourage people to reclaim their personal power and create a life of freedom and joy. Your past does not dictate your future unless you allow it to!

“It is only as you take responsibility for your life that you discover just how powerful you truly are” - Allanah Hunt