We are also responsible for our thinking. It doesn’t change automatically and we have to choose to be proactive. One of my favourite questions is, ‘Are you willing to see things differently right now?’
Of course responsibility is not being responsible for everything in the world. We are only responsible for our selves and the meanings we place on things, and the actions we take—or don’t take.
Do you know the Henry David Thoreau quote, ‘I have lived a life of many troubles, and most of them never happened'?
It's perfect for this situation. You want to help someone have a great life and be above the line? Teach them to stop worrying about the problems they don’t have and concentrate on the ones they do have.
A lot of the time the one tipping point is, ‘Am I going to take action or not?’ That’s what helps us be responsible and live above the line.
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