Top 15 Personal Responsibility Quotes


Taking charge of your life and becoming personally responsible for your thinking, feelings, and actions is the fastest way to achieving personal freedom. There’s no “get out of personal responsibility” card received by blaming others for your predicaments or situation.

Blaming others takes you out of the management of your life, leaving you a helpless victim. How so? If you aren’t a part of the problem, how can you fix it?


 Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you to where you want to go, no one else. — Les Brown

If you want freedom in your life, start taking responsibility for yourself. Otherwise, you’ll be living a life being run by others.


 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

Personal responsibility isn’t a burden, it’s freedom.


 Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame. — Erica Jong

Blaming others for your life situation will do you no good. With blame, you’re relinquishing all control; your happiness will be in their hands, rather than your own.


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 Self-responsibility is the core quality of the fully mature, fully functioning, self-actualizing individual. — Brian Tracy

Once you’ve taken full responsibility for your life, you get to choose what you will do in life. You can manage yourself into the life you want by accepting your mistakes, thinking of them as guideposts in your life journey.


 ‎The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs. — Joan Didion

Taking personal responsibility will ultimately provide you with more confidence and positive self-regard.


 Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility in the final analysis. The one quality that all successful people have is the ability to take on responsibility. — Michael Korda

No successful person has ever been quoted for saying they became successful by allowing someone else to manage their life.


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 You are not responsible for the programming you picked up in childhood. However, as an adult, you are one hundred percent responsible for fixing it. — Ken Keyes, Jr.

There may be things in your life that you didn’t decide which are now making your life a challenge, such as acquired habits and thinking from influential people in your life. Once you’re an adult, blaming others won’t get you off the hook or change anything. These things, although no fault of your own, are now your responsibility.


 Concern yourself more with accepting responsibility than with assigning blame. Let the possibilities inspire you more than the obstacles discourage you. — Ralph Marston

Rating and blaming others will never make you successful in your life. In fact, it’s probably just another poor thinking habit you’ve gained—one that’s best left behind to move on.


 Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself – and be lenient to everybody else. — Henry Ward Beecher

If you’re looking to be of success (however you define your success), limit your emotional upsets to a minimum and create new habits in your thinking.


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 Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction. — Margaret Thatcher

You have the choice to do what’s right for you. You can choose how you think, how you feel, and the actions that you take.


 There’s not a chance we’ll reach our full potential until we stop blaming each other and start practicing personal accountability. — John G. Miller

If you’re not practicing personal responsibility, you’re not controlling what happens in your life. You’re blaming others for what happens and it’s unlikely this will lead to your personal success.


 Life is what you make it” is still the great truth about life. — Marty Rubin

When you decide to be responsible for what happens, you’re in control. Your life IS what you make it.


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 There comes a time when you finally realize that no one but you is responsible for your life and your destiny. That is when your true life begins. — Debasish Mridha

A day will come when you clearly see that you’re in charge of your life. Whether you’re prepared for that day or not, it will happen. Will you be ready?


 One day I realized that everything that I get out of life, is exclusively a result of my actions. That is the day I became a man. — Nav-Vii

Do you believe that others got things easier than you? Most likely not, but why waste your time rating and blaming others if you’re thinking you’re already behind? Put on a positive attitude and get to work.


 The secret ingredients to true happiness? Decisive optimism and personal responsibility. — Amy Leigh Mercree

A better life won’t fall out of the sky. Shed your negativity and know you’re the person responsible for making it happen.


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