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Take Responsibility

My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. (Oprah Winfrey)


Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves. (Friedrich Nietzsche)


You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say. (Martin Luther)

Responsible – Answerable or accountable, as for something within one’s power, control, or management. Having a capacity for moral decisions and therefore accountable; capable of rational thought or action. Reliable or dependable, as in meeting debts, conducting business dealings, etc..

Quote #1—What Does It Suggest?

This quote suggests a couple of absolutely beautiful ideas that I believe in completely.

You are responsible for yourself. – I don’t know what has happened in this world, but for some reason, very few people are willing to take responsibility for their own actions. They want to blame everything on somebody else. NO WAY—THAT SIMPLY WON’T CUT IT.

Forget who is responsible for whatever and simply realize that if you do your best to put things together, RIGHT NOW, you are positioning yourself to be READY to have already put things together for what lies ahead. When opportunity comes, you’ll land all over it, because you are ready.

Quote #2—What Does It Suggest?

This quote talks about another idea in which I strongly believe. It exemplifies one of the identifying principles as to how I live my life.

If we are willing to be responsible for everything that happens to us, for everything that we do, we become free.

If we are NOT willing to accept responsibility, then someone else must always be involved, even if it is to simply accept blame. IF WE TAKE 100% RESPONSIBILITY, then no one else is involved.

Because no one else is involved, there’s no one to get in the way. No one’s permission is required. We are free !!!

Quote #3—What Does It Suggest?

This quote hits on an EVEN BIGGER POINT IN MY LIFE. So often I state, that what we do is not always as important as what we do NOT do.

If you help someone, wonderful.

If you do NOT help someone, what then?

Which makes the bigger statement? Unfortunately, our society is so focused on what people do, that it often forgets to look at what people do NOT do.

Your Own Version Of Being Responsible

If you’re going to achieve LASTING weight loss, you’re going to have to assume personal responsibility for everything that has happened to you in the past and will happen to you in the future.


It’s real simple. If you don’t pay attention to what’s going on, someone else who IS PAYING ATTENTION—will take responsibility for you and will control you. If you learn to control yourself, you will be responsible for your own actions.

Taking control over yourself is THE key necessary ingredient for achieving LASTING weight loss.

Until next time, may you find your path by walking it . . .

About The Author

Stanley F. Bronstein

Attorney, CPA and Author

President and Member Board of Directors

As his 50th birthday grew nearer, Stanley decided enough was enough. He was tired of living a life of obesity.

Since February 2009, Stanley has dropped from a weight of 320 pounds to the mid-190s.  He has gone from a life of inactivity to walking a half-marathon daily and full marathons on many weekends.

His latest book in what he calls his “iWarriorWalk Pathfinder Series” is designed to help people ask (and answer) key questions about themselves.  Stanley believes that the only way We The People of the United States are going to solve our problems (especially the growing problem of obesity) is by asking the right questions and by coming up with appropriate answers.

Through Foundation EON, he hopes to help you (and America) do just that.

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