Avoiding Pain Is Avoiding Responsibility

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“The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behavior lies in the desire to avoid the of the consequences of that behavior.”- M. Scott Peck

When you avoid the pain of taking responsibility for your actions, for your mistakes, for your failures, for your messed up relationships, for your life, you are not making things better for yourself and the people around you, you are making it worse. Avoiding a problem is not the same thing as finding a solution to a problem. The best way to handle a problem is to face it. If you don’t face it, it will get worse.

Taking responsibility for your actions will make you a better person- a better friend, a better coworker, a better neighbor. But if you don’t take responsibility for your own life, it will affect everyone around you. Your life will not change. You will not grow. As the saying goes, “No pain, No Gain.” If you want to gain, you must bear the pain. You must take the risks. You must do the right things. If you can do that, you are on your way to living your REAL life.

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