Responsibility For YourselfActive Living – Taking Responsibility to Create the Life You Want

Taking full responsibility for yourself is a key pillar for my coaching with clients and is part of my own personal values. Essentially  it’s about taking your life off autopilot. Becoming accountable for your actions and knowing that you – you alone, create the life you want.

Being informed and educated on how you can truly reach your potential and live a happy fulfilling  life, starts with taking responsibility. There are no quick fixes really – not if you want  lasting results. It’s all in your mind set.

“If you don’t create the life you want – you will get the one you’re given”.  I am not sure who wrote that quote but I saw it almost 20 years ago and it’s been the backbone of anything I’ve done since then. Not saying it’s been plain sailing  and I don’t constantly make mistakes!  However,  I take full responsibility for where I am now and the journey so far. Nobody asked me to get up at 0700 on Sunday to write a blog – it’s my choice.

When it comes to weight loss, fitness, vitality and overall wellbeing  – everyone has the opportunity to create their best body ever and make the most of what they have. I am inspired by those that don’t feel like a victim, even when challenged by physical disability or major accidents – they  work on what they CAN do rather than what they can’t.   You may not have a choice over a situation or event, but you can determine your reaction and the outcome for yourself. Once again – it’s a mind set.

Twisting your ankle before a big race can be really bad luck -but it does not discount all the hard work you have put in and that you can pick up where you left off. In essence – do not give up.

The universe loves to test our fortitude. Just when we think it’s all coming together something will challenge your status quo. Take a step back to look at the bigger picture and you’ll soon realise that this is another point in the year that you will get through. Don’t let it get you down.

If you’re finding it hard to keep your true grit and mental fortitude – or in some cases find it a lonely road to picking up a healthy new lifestyle when those close to you are still munching fries and burgers  – then here are some key points that might help you out:

  1. Find like minded people you can connect with, be inspired by and share ideas  – even if it’s instagram, your local yoga studio, gym, a run club, or heading out for a surf.
  2. Keep an eye on the bigger picture: When the going gets tough step back and look at your master plan. That is your WHY and should remind you not to give up.
  3. Go do something fun! Break the routine, mix it up and get a change of scenery
  4. Ask for help: Even great coaches need coaches. If you are not sure or feeling stuck then ask a mentor, trainer, friend, teacher or someone you trust for some ideas and support. You probably have the answers yourself already but it always helps to talk
  5. Find something positive: no matter how small or inconsequential find something to be grateful for. Bring the balance back in to your day by focusing on gratitude and acceptance. It  might seem weird but it works!
  6. Take some time out: Rest, relax, stock up on healthy foods and do some exercise you enjoy. Be kind to your body in moments of stress and doubt.

We need to be inspired about what is possible, learn about the how and then put the action in place by active living.

Taking responsibility for yourself is empowering and can be the difference between average and amazing.

You can create the life you want!

Happy Accountability Day!

Nikki  x

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  1. Fiona on June 2, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Nikki you are definitely inspiring Ms. Vitality. Great advice and timely with the journey and course I’ve set for myself. Thank you.

    • Nikki on June 2, 2013 at 10:11 am

      Hi Fiona, thanks for your feedback and hopefully your journey is going to be amazing – keep your eye on the end game and enjoy the milestones in-between! Health & happiness, Nikki x

  2. Layne Beachley on June 2, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Happy Accountability Day! Love it thanks Nik. Thank you for the healthy and timely reminder of the importance of taking personal responsibility and maintaing perspective through gratitude and making the time to do things we love.

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