If It Is To Be, It Is Up To You!

This is the eighth in a series of articles that conference attendees will receive to reinforce what they learned at Soar Higher 2005.

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Willie Johnson

Willie Johnson, ďThe Ambassador of Potentiality,Ē is a performance development consultant for JB Hunt Transport Services, Inc. His areas of expertise include leadership (personal/professional), customer Service, conflict management, Stephen Coveyís The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and Making Presentations with Confidence and Power.

Contact Soar with Eagles for more information on Willie at 479.903.0208 or carrie@soarhigher.com


You have to swim out into that ocean called life,
get your ship, and bring it in.
Donít just sit around waiting on
someone else to bring it in for you!

Taking responsibility for your actions and attitudes is the basic tenet of ďbeing proactive.Ē If we view ourselves merely as pawns in the game of life, we become victims to a fickle and rapidly changing world. On the other hand, when we perceive ourselves as being in control of our thoughts, attitudes, and actions, we place ourselves in a position to make a difference; creating a world of meaning and contribution.

If it is to be, it is up to you!

As you look toward the future, you must truly understand one thing ó the only way you will achieve your dreams is to start taking charge of your life. In other words, you must swim out into that ocean called life, get your ship, and bring it in. Donít just sit around waiting on someone else to bring it in for you. I am not talking about doing what you want because we all have to answer to a higher authority. Iím talking about taking full responsibility for yourself to ensure that you have a more rewarding life. Itís all up to you!

Over the years, I have learned that one of the hardest lessons for anyone to learn is that you are totally responsible for yourself. Iím sure you have heard many times before that you are where you are in life because of the decisions that you have made and the actions that you have taken.

Taking responsibility for yourself is not easy. Why? Because itís always easier to blame someone else for the bad things that have happened in our lives. Yes, maybe you have been a victim, but you canít use this as an excuse for not moving forward in life. The reason why you canít use excuses to justify your problems is because it is YOU who is responsible for making the decisions that allow you to move forward in your life. Your future is too important!

Do you want to move forward and live as a successful person? If your answer is ďyes,Ē then you must take and accept full responsibility for your thoughts and actions. In other words ó from now on, no more excuses!

If It Is To Be, It Is Up To You!



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