I Am Responsible

Padraic-O'Maille-The-Midas-Power-Book-CoverOne of Reillys favourite books is ‘The Midas Power’ by Pádraic Ó Máille. It was written amidst the trauma and the uncertainty of the last economic recession.

From time to time he dusts it down and invariably unearths a gem of wisdom. Here’s one that never fails to give him a lift.

I Am Responsible

I am responsible.
For every result in my life.
For every failure and every victory.
For every time I flounder, function and flourish.

I am responsible for my state of mind.
For the choices I make consciously, and those I do not make.
I accept implicitly that I am precisely as happy and fulfilled
And as successful as I make my mind up to be.

I am responsible for the oomph in my life.
When people love me, I am responsible.
When they resist me, I am responsible.
Always my choice.

I am responsible for the buzz in my life.
Newton was on the money when he said that
For every action there is an opposite and equal reaction.
I pamper my body with daily vigorous exercise and great food.
And it responds swimmingly.

I am responsible for the money in my life.
When I’m broke I am responsible.
When I’m flush, I take all the credit.
Either way, I know there’s more than enough money to
Satiate my every need. All I need to do is be responsible.

I am responsible for where I live right now.
At times I’ve lived in the past but it’s history.
At times I’ve lived in the future but it’s a mystery.
I choose to live in the present. To accept every event and
Person as they are, not as how I’d like them to be.

I am responsible for being either a victim or a wizard.
Victims bitch and blame and make excuses.
Wizards believe in the supreme magic of responsibility.
Magic is the process of producing remarkable results.



Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.’
— Sigmund Freud

The price of greatness is responsibility.’
— Winston Churchill


1. What areas in your business and life are you taking responsibility for?

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