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Take responsibility for your life with two easy steps

Many of us feel so immensely dissatisfied by what is going on with our lives that we feel stuck. You have heard probably of this a thousand times over and over again: “You are the master of your own fate.” And although it is quite impossible for us to say that outside factors do not weigh into what happens to us, it is nonetheless true.

You have the ability to decide how your life should proceed. While we all have the tendency to blame someone else or the other for the situation we are in, say for example, a parent or a teacher, we are responsible for a big part of the problem or the situation itself.

Your actions have the power to change your situation, and your decisions reap rewards and consequences. You must wise up and take responsibility of your life. Stop complaining and start working. If you wish to go ahead in your career, or tackle a skill, you can, and you will. All you have to do is realise that you have the ability to, and start working on it.

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1. Understand your situation and assess what you can do to improve it

It can be said that some things depend a whole lot on our luck or just can't be controlled. Understand how much you can do within your limits and evaluate your situation. Figure out what it is that you want and figure out what you must to do to achieve it. Make a plan in your head and a checklist if you wish to.

2. Go for it

Nothing will ever change, nothing will ever happen if you don't take the action. You have to start working on whatever it is that you want. Carry out your plans and step out of your comfort zone. It is all you, you just have to work for it.

The scary part of taking responsibility for your life is that you will have to always hold yourself accountable. Which can be daunting, to know that you have to shoulder the blame. But it also does mean that you can change the direction your life is taking right now. You can make whatever you want out of it. It's yours.


The writer is a sophomore at the Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka

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