Have you ever struggled with taking charge because you are a people-pleaser? Do you follow more than you lead? Are you suffering from decision fatigue?
If this is you and you don’t want your life to be ruled by other people, then turning around and taking charge of your life can help.
Firstly, the bad news:
Taking charge is uncomfortable most of the time because you have to leave your cosy comfort zone.
The good news:
you start growing and are able to move forward with taking charge of your own life.
What taking charge means
Taking charge is connected with autonomy and responsibility. You own your life, and you owe yourself to live it independently. Even if it seems impossible due to your past or the current circumstances – you owe it to yourself.
To take charge of your life means that you decide on your own, and you defend your decisions. Taking control means that you live YOUR life rather than the life of others, which means you leave behind the critics and the haters.
Conforming with the right people is also part of taking charge of the positivity in your life. Leave behind the negativity and the wrong influencers.
Why should I take charge of my life?
The primary and most important reason is simple: Life gets better with taking charge of it.
Change doesn’t happen within the comfort zone of sweet laziness, and if you want to change something, you have to leave that zone. There the magic begins. After some teething troubles, you will feel better soon and get more confident. Therefore, I claim that taking charge increases confidence.
To take charge means to be independent of other’s opinions and suggestions because you create your own opinion about your life. Taking charge allows you to create your own life independently.
Resilience also increases with more confidence and an independent lifestyle.
Benefits of the hard work
As mentioned, it is hard work to take charge, and often not comfortable to decide on your own. Neither taking responsibility and push through obstacles is easy, but it is always worth it. The benefits are an independent lifestyle and living without regretting too much because you are more likely to stand in for your own decisions.
Another benefit is expanding your comfort zone because you become braver with every independent decision or action. If you don’t challenge yourself often, the opposite will happen, and the same is valid for avoiding being responsible. Your comfort zone would shrink, and your independence would decrease, too. Take note of this for any problems that occur! Avoiding issues regularly weakens us more than it helps.
Critical reminder: it is your responsibility to live a life on purpose and have a good time! Don’t become lazy in your friendly comfort zone. It’s better to go out and explore the exciting new things that are waiting for you.
For all the visual people out there, imagine being the captain of a ship. It is your responsibility where the boat is going.
Generally, taking responsibility of your life has a lot of advantages and benefits.
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If you want to read further on taking charge, Brendon Burchard wrote a whole book on that topic, ‘The Charge’.
For more information on personal growth, check out this great community by my mentor Brendon Burchard (affiliate link).