"It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable." – Moliere

The blaming game is one of people’s favorite past times. We offer excuses. We deny responsibilities. We cite circumstances. We do everything just to avoid being responsible for any failure in our life. Personal responsibility is lost art, but is a subtle art that differentiates adults from children.

Personal responsibility is mark of a mature individual. It is our duty to ourselves to ensure good character and behavior no matter what you past was and what your present circumstances are.

In the sense, personal responsibility is being accountable for our health, wellness, success, and happiness. While children depend on the adults around them to guide them and provide for their happiness, adults are responsible for themselves.

Adults – acting out several roles as parents, spouses, managers at work, consumers, citizens, club members, global citizens – are required to make decisions. Every day is a day to make choices and decisions

A responsible adult makes decisions based on his capacity, his reality, his duties and obligations and his sense of what is right and wrong. It is easy to stand by our decisions and own them if we made them with real discernment.

The moment you make stupid or wrong decisions, you will be inclined to disown them when they fail and blame others. But that will safeguard your reputation, save you from shame or possible guilt, but it will not help you grow into a mature, empowered individual. Blaming helps you survive but it doesn’t lead you to happiness.

So, what does personal responsibility over your action mean:

1. It means that you are responsible for your own decisions. You may consult others. You may read about these matters online in someone’s blog. You may go back to what you have learned in school. Others might influence you. Others will try to dictate your will. But in the end, if it your decision.

2. It also means that you are responsible for your own actions. The law guides us. Our religion may influence us. Our past may affect the way we act. But, bottomline is, all our actions are our responsibility. What we eat, how often we eat, what we drink, who we go out with, what we do when we are driving, what we do at work, how we take care of our family. Those are our personal responsibilities.

3. And lastly, it means we are responsible for the consequences of our actions and decisions. Yes, there are external circumstances that affect the outcomes of our actions. But still, at the end of day, we own and claim accountability. And that includes not just because of what we do, but what we failed to do which is expected of us.

Author's Bio: 

Cathrine Margit Moller was born and raised in Denmark
She began her career in radio and television, and worked in that capacity until moving to Canada in 1998.

For the past twenty-six years, she has pursued a career in the healing arts at the same time, focusing on alternative health care and healing. By training under some of the leading wellness experts in the world, Cathrine keeps escalating her quest toward personal excellence, so she can offer you the best of the healing arts. This has included studies in Denmark, the U.S., Canada, and England, studying under leading experts in alternative medicine.

Her background in hypnotherapy is extensive. In 1999, she was certified Hypnotist by the 'National Guild of Hypnotists' and certified Master Hypnotist at the 'Ontario Hypnosis Centre' in 2000. Her work in hypnosis and hypnotherapy is diverse, and includes clinical use of hypnosis designed to empower her clients in areas ranging from the stresses and problems of their everyday lives, to past life regressions, and Self-Hypnosis training. She has also been certified as a hypnocoach by Dr. Lisa Halpin.
Her expertise also includes Somatic Healing, Reconnective Healing, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), NGH, and Reiki, all of which offer powerful but simple solutions to a range of physical and emotional issues. She also offers NLP, which offers additional access to identifying self-limiting behaviors. These techniques are discussed at more length elsewhere on this site.

Her Personal Mission Statement
Cathrine sees people as incredible beings of infinite potential, whom she can empower and guide toward fulfilling on their goals and their dreams. As an Intuitive, Cathrine knows the Universe and trusts it to steer her in the right direction. Her goal is to help people, and enable them to find their full potential, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Her greatest joy is in seeing a person evolve into all they can become, on every level.

She looks for the miracles in everyday life, and uses them to connect strongly to the forces that enable her to tap into the forces that have shaped a person’s life. As an intuitive, she uses her abilities to uncover the old and unproductive patterns that keep people “stuck,” working with them to purge the unproductive patterns that entrap them.

Cathrine’s own life has had personal challenges that have informed and transformed her, the most significant being when she was diagnosed with apparent MS. Rather than regarding this as a limitation, she has embraced it and used for personal transformation. Working with it in her personal practice, she has not only brought herself back to good health, but has used it to inform and illuminate her life’s path