Take Responsibility

boy taking responsibility of a plant

Inherently, each one of us has the substance within to achieve whatever our goals and dreams define.what is missing is the training,education,knowledge and insight to use whatever we already have – Mark Twain

The value of a product can increase like the value of an individual 100 times over with just a little bit of fine-tuning. the door to self-improvement opens only from within.

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today – Abraham Lincoln

I am sitting here looking at two different articles in the same edition of my local newspaper.

The first article is by a columnist who decided not to make any more new year’s resolutions because they all get broken anyway.

Her reasoning goes like this.you make a bunch of promises to yourself like you resolve to quit smoking. then you break those promises, which makes you guilty. since feeling guilty makes me lousy, what’s the point of making resolutions?

The other article is about a man named Ken Cooper.here is what the newspaper had to say about Ken Cooper’s amazing life.

When he was 29 years old, he accepted an invitation to go water -skiing. A former hotshot athlete in high school, Cooper thought he would pick up where he left off 10 years ago. For 10 years he had been in medical school and did not have the time to work out or eat right. Thus his weight had ballooned to more than 200 pounds.

Despite being woefully out of shape, Cooper attacked that course just as he used to in high school. But his body had become weak and flabby due to no exercise and eating not right.his body gave up on him.he barely made it back to the beach and collapsed. Nausea swept all over him. His heartbeats were at 250 beats per minute. In his words, he said ” I thought I was gonna die”

 

That episode was the turning point in his life. He began running and exercising and lost 30 pounds.he was back to normal!

30 years later he still is at 165 pounds and in better shape than most men half his age.

 

You see Ken cooper became ” Dr. Ken Cooper” the man who coined the word aerobics and launched the fitness revolution in the early 1960s.

Now I ask you which of the following individuals would you rather be. Fit and active or inactive and overweight?

These two people had different approaches to responsibility.one avoids it while the other embraces it. Responsibility the word itself means the ability to take response.

there are two kinds of people on the road. Drivers and Passengers.always be the metaphorical former on the road of life.

 

 

I am only one, but still i am one; i cannoot do everything, but still i can do something, i will not refuse to do the something tht i can do- Hellen Keller

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