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22 Inspiring Quotes About Taking Responsibility & Ownership

Between stimulus and response, there is space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. - Victor E. Frankl
Between stimulus and response, there is space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. – Viktor E. Frankl
When you think everything is someone's fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realize that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy. - Dalai Lama
When you think everything is someone’s fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realize that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy. – Dalai Lama
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility. - Sigmund Freud
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility. – Sigmund Freud
When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation, change the situation, or accept it. All else is madness. - Eckhart Tolle
When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation, change the situation, or accept it. All else is madness. – Eckhart Tolle
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself. - Henry Ward Beecher
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself. – Henry Ward Beecher
Being responsible is an enormous privilege... It's what marks anyone a fully grown human. - Barack Obama
Being responsible is an enormous privilege… It’s what marks anyone a fully grown human. – Barack Obama
The victim mindset dilutes the human potential. By not accepting personal responsibility for our circumstances, we greatly reduce our power to change them. - Steve Maraboli
The victim mindset dilutes the human potential. By not accepting personal responsibility for our circumstances, we greatly reduce our power to change them. – Steve Maraboli
Taking responsibility is a commitment to own your life, to self-leadership, growth, and freedom. - Christopher Avery
Taking responsibility is a commitment to own your life, to self-leadership, growth, and freedom. – Christopher Avery
Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will—his personal responsibility. - Albert Einstein
Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will—his personal responsibility. – Albert Einstein
One of the most significant findings in psychology in the last twenty years is that individuals can choose the way they think. - Martin Seligman
One of the most significant findings in psychology in the last twenty years is that individuals can choose the way they think. – Martin Seligman
You can’t change someone who doesn’t see an issue in their actions.
You can’t change someone who doesn’t see an issue in their actions.
It is only when you take responsibility for your life that you discover how powerful you truly are. - Allanah Hunt
It is only when you take responsibility for your life that you discover how powerful you truly are. – Allanah Hunt
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month. - Theodore Roosevelt
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month. – Theodore Roosevelt
You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on. - Oprah Winfrey
You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on. – Oprah Winfrey
Fully accepting, loving, and being yourself allows you to be 100% authentic. This means being fully responsible for yourself. - John Felitto
Fully accepting, loving, and being yourself allows you to be 100% authentic. This means being fully responsible for yourself. – John Felitto
You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstance, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. - Jim Rohn
You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstance, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. – Jim Rohn
The day you graduate from childhood to adulthood is the day you take full responsibility for your life. - Jim Rohn
The day you graduate from childhood to adulthood is the day you take full responsibility for your life. – Jim Rohn
Part of getting a second chance is taking responsibility for what you did wrong in the first place. - Jack Bauer
Part of getting a second chance is taking responsibility for what you did wrong in the first place. – Jack Bauer
It is a painful thing to look at your own trouble and know that you yourself and no one else has made it. – Sophocles
The price of greatness is responsibility. - Winston Churchill
The price of greatness is responsibility. – Winston Churchill
Take responsibility, trust and have faith in yourself that you can offer the world something that no one has ever known. - Paul Martens
Take responsibility, trust and have faith in yourself that you can offer the world something that no one has ever known. – Paul Martens
It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do. - Moliere
It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do. – Moliere
When we have begun to take charge of our lives, to own ourselves, there is no longer any need to ask permission of someone. - George O’Neil
When we have begun to take charge of our lives, to own ourselves, there is no longer any need to ask permission of someone. – George O’Neil

13 Quotes on How Responsibilities And Happiness Are Intertwined

The secret ingredients to true happiness? Decisive optimism and personal responsibility. - Amy Leigh Mercree
The secret ingredients to true happiness? Decisive optimism and personal responsibility. – Amy Leigh Mercree
Making someone responsible for your misery also makes them responsible for your happiness. Why give that power to anyone but yourself? - Scott Stabile
Making someone responsible for your misery also makes them responsible for your happiness. Why give that power to anyone but yourself? – Scott Stabile
Happiness is your responsibility. If you depend or wait for other people to make you happy you will always be disappointed. - Byron Pulsifer
Happiness is your responsibility. If you depend or wait for other people to make you happy you will always be disappointed. – Byron Pulsifer
Take responsibility for your own happiness, do not expect people or things to bring you happiness, or you could be disappointed. - Rodolfo Costa
Take responsibility for your own happiness, do not expect people or things to bring you happiness, or you could be disappointed. – Rodolfo Costa
The Bible tells us that when we're faithful in the little things that God gives us to do then He will bring increased blessings and responsibility into our lives. - Bill Vincent
The Bible tells us that when we’re faithful in the little things that God gives us to do then He will bring increased blessings and responsibility into our lives. – Bill Vincent
You are never responsible for the actions of others; you are only responsible for you. - Miguel Ruiz
You are never responsible for the actions of others; you are only responsible for you. – Miguel Ruiz
The game is my life. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace. - Michael Jordan
The game is my life. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace. – Michael Jordan
Until you accept responsibility for your life, someone else runs your life. - Orrin Woodward
Until you accept responsibility for your life, someone else runs your life. – Orrin Woodward
Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people’s hands. - Roy T. Bennett
Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people’s hands. – Roy T. Bennett
The natural human response is to react but to take complete ownership requires courage and self-discipline. The more you have that, the happier you’d be. – Jeremiah Say
Take responsibility for yourself; it’s very rewarding. - Amanda Green
Take responsibility for yourself; it’s very rewarding. – Amanda Green
Accepting complete responsibility for your life means that you refuse to make excuses or blame others for anything in your life that you're not happy about. - Brian Tracy
Accepting complete responsibility for your life means that you refuse to make excuses or blame others for anything in your life that you’re not happy about. – Brian Tracy
Peak performance begins with your taking complete responsibility for your life and everything that happens to you. - Brian Tracy
Peak performance begins with your taking complete responsibility for your life and everything that happens to you. – Brian Tracy

15 The Power of Taking Responsibility Quotes

Taking responsibility for oneself is by definition an act of kindness. - Sharon Salzberg
Taking responsibility for oneself is by definition an act of kindness. – Sharon Salzberg
Taking personal accountability is a beautiful thing because it gives us complete control of our destinies. - Heather Schuck
Taking personal accountability is a beautiful thing because it gives us complete control of our destinies. – Heather Schuck
The moment you take responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you can change anything in your life. - Hal Elrod
The moment you take responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you can change anything in your life. – Hal Elrod
Personal responsibility leads to national transformation. - Sunday Adelaja
Personal responsibility leads to national transformation. – Sunday Adelaja
The greatest people are ‘great’ because they’re willing to admit their greatest faults. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The greatest people are ‘great’ because they’re willing to admit their greatest faults. – Craig D. Lounsbrough
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
When you start to accept responsibility for the results you get in life, you also take back the power to change your future outcome. - Kevin Ngo
When you start to accept responsibility for the results you get in life, you also take back the power to change your future outcome. – Kevin Ngo
Take responsibility — it’s where your powers live. - Will Craig
Take responsibility — it’s where your powers live. – Will Craig
To achieve life mastery and be worthy of a life well lived, we must take action, ownership, and responsibility for our choices. - Will Craig
To achieve life mastery and be worthy of a life well lived, we must take action, ownership, and responsibility for our choices. – Will Craig
Responsibility is the thing people dread the most of all. Yet it is the one thing in the world that develops us, gives us manhood or womanhood fiber. - Dr. Frank Crane
Responsibility is the thing people dread the most of all. Yet it is the one thing in the world that develops us, gives us manhood or womanhood fiber. – Dr. Frank Crane
Stop pointing fingers and placing blame on others. Your life can only change to the degree that you accept responsibility for it. - Steve Maraboli
Stop pointing fingers and placing blame on others. Your life can only change to the degree that you accept responsibility for it. – Steve Maraboli
Responsibility is a grace we give ourselves. It is not something imposed from outside of us. We have a say in how our life goes. - Kristen Moeller
Responsibility is a grace we give ourselves. It is not something imposed from outside of us. We have a say in how our life goes. – Kristen Moeller
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. - George Bernard Shaw
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. – George Bernard Shaw
With great power there must also come... great responsibility! - Stan Lee
With great power there must also come… great responsibility! – Stan Lee
By taking responsibility for yourself, you can stop relying on others to take responsibility for you. - Vironika Tugaleva
By taking responsibility for yourself, you can stop relying on others to take responsibility for you. – Vironika Tugaleva

19 Quotes to Help You Accept and Take Responsibility

Responsibility is a grace you give yourself not an obligation. - Dan Millman
Responsibility is a grace you give yourself not an obligation. – Dan Millman
There are two primary choices in life - To accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. - Denis Waitley
There are two primary choices in life – To accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. – Denis Waitley
In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. - Eleanor Roosevelt
In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. – Eleanor Roosevelt
Take responsibility for your own greatness, no one can take that courage walk for you. - January Donovan
Take responsibility for your own greatness, no one can take that courage walk for you. – January Donovan
Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. - Les Brown
Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. – Les Brown
Your life begins to change the day you take responsibility for it. - Steve Maraboli
Your life begins to change the day you take responsibility for it. – Steve Maraboli
Accepting responsibility should be your default response to everything. - Pia Silva
Accepting responsibility should be your default response to everything. – Pia Silva
Remember, you are responsible for your future, so take charge and turn your life into whatever it is that you want it to be. - Sharlene Snow
Remember, you are responsible for your future, so take charge and turn your life into whatever it is that you want it to be. – Sharlene Snow
If you own this story you get to write the ending. - Brene Brown
If you own this story you get to write the ending. – Brene Brown
The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands. - Anne Frank
The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands. – Anne Frank
Responsibility is accepting that you are the cause and the solution of the matter.
Responsibility is accepting that you are the cause and the solution of the matter.
If it's never our fault, we can't take responsibility for it. If we can't take responsibility for it, we'll always be its victim. - Richard Bach
If it’s never our fault, we can’t take responsibility for it. If we can’t take responsibility for it, we’ll always be its victim. – Richard Bach
To say you have no choice is to relieve yourself of responsibility. - Patrick Ness
To say you have no choice is to relieve yourself of responsibility. – Patrick Ness
A lot of responsibility is learned over time and comes with experience. The best we can do is try our hardest and be self-aware. Macy How
A lot of responsibility is learned over time and comes with experience. The best we can do is try our hardest and be self-aware. Macy How
You and I need to be the decision makers in our own lives and careers. It is also our responsibility to allow and encourage others to do the same. - Jay Rifenbary
You and I need to be the decision makers in our own lives and careers. It is also our responsibility to allow and encourage others to do the same. – Jay Rifenbary
Deliberately take the responsibility to change your life because you can; yes you can! - Okorote Emmanuel
Deliberately take the responsibility to change your life because you can; yes you can! – Okorote Emmanuel
We live in a culture of blame. People will blame anyone or anything for their misery sooner than take the responsibility to own it and make it better. - Dr. Henry Cloud
We live in a culture of blame. People will blame anyone or anything for their misery sooner than take the responsibility to own it and make it better. – Dr. Henry Cloud
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. - Denis Waitley
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. – Denis Waitley
Skills can be taught and developed, but attitudes are difficult to change and ultimately are the responsibility of each person. - Gary Schulz
Skills can be taught and developed, but attitudes are difficult to change and ultimately are the responsibility of each person. – Gary Schulz

Conclusion

Imagine this scenario: “Why did you add sugar in my coffee?” Juliet ask. Romeo replies, “Well, you should have told me you didn’t like sugar.”

This is how often people fail to take ownership and play the blame game.

The question isn’t who’s right or wrong, the question is: Are you willing to take responsibility?

Taking responsibility means owning up and taking ownership of every action and words you say or do. It shows the other party your willingness to be honest and vulnerable. This creates love, trust, emotional connection, and dependability.

To have complete responsibility is not easy but it is essential if you want to cultivate happier and healthier relationships with yourself and the people around you.

It is imperative that we take responsibility for our actions if we want to thrive as adults. Taking ownership is also a powerful reminder that you have absolute control over your life.

Here are some of the most inspiring quotes about taking responsibility so you can have more control over your life and the play in your relationships.

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