I think the greatest risk we can take in our lives is not taking responsibility for ourselves, for our lives.
Unfortunately, I know too many people who do not want to take responsibility for themselves, for their choices, for their actions. They expect other people to bail them out of trouble, to take care of them, to provide for them, to just give them what they want.
I know others who do not really expect other people to take responsibility, but they seem to think that if they sit around and wish for what they want, it will magically happen.
The only sure way to get what we want out of life is to take responsibility for making it happen. Other people might give us what we want. Or they might not. The only way to make sure we do get what we want is to make it happen ourselves. And that means hard work and dedication.
Are you taking full responsibility for your life?
Here is a simple test. When something goes wrong, do you take responsibility for it or do you try to blame someone else? When you try to blame someone else, you are trying to pass on your responsibility. When you analyze what went wrong and what you could have done differently, you are taking responsibility.
Whatever you want out of life, it is your responsibility to make it happen.