The wall of responsibility

Epictetus - Greek Stoic philosopher

Your only limitations are those you set up in your mind, or permit others to set up for you.

Abraham Lincoln - American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th president of the United States

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

Epictetus - Greek Stoic philosopher

It is circumstances which show men what they are.

Darren Hardy - American author, keynote speaker, advisor, and former publisher of SUCCESS magazine. Hardy is a New York Times best-selling author, who wrote The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster, Living Your Best Year Ever and The Compound Effect

You alone are responsible for what you do, don’t do, or how you respond to what’s done to you.

Marie Forleo - American entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author

There's a difference between owning your choices and blaming yourself.

Louise Lynn Hay - American motivational author and the founder of Hay House

We are each responsible for all of our experiences.

Marshall B. Rosenberg - American psychologist, mediator, author and teacher

We are dangerous when we are not conscious of our responsibility for how we behave, think, and feel.

Byron Katie - American speaker and author

Placing the blame or judgment on someone else leaves you powerless to change your experience; taking responsibility for your beliefs and judgments gives you the power to change them.

Viktor Frankl - Austrian neurologist, psychiatrist, philosopher, author, and Holocaust survivor

Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.

Jim Rohn - American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker

Emotions will either serve or master, depending on who is in charge.

Ayn Rand was - Russian-American writer and philosopher. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she named Objectivism

We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.

Don Miguel Ruiz - Mexican author of Toltec spiritualist and neoshamanistic texts

Whenever we hear an opinion and believe it, we make an agreement, and it becomes part of our belief system.

William Glasser - American psychiatrist

We almost always have choices, and the better the choice, the more we will be in control of our lives.

Tal Ben-Shahar - American and Israeli teacher, and writer in the areas of positive psychology and leadership

Choice is creation. To choose is to create. Through my choices I create my reality. At every moment in my life I have a choice. Moments add up to a lifetime; choices add up to a life. What kind of life do I want for myself? What choices will create this kind of life? 

James Allen - British philosophical writer known for his inspirational books and poetry and as a pioneer of the self-help movement

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.

Wayne Walter Dyer - American self-help and spiritual author and a motivational speaker

Feelings are not just emotions that happen to you. Feelings are reactions you choose to have.

Robert Toru Kiyosaki - American businessman and author. Kiyosaki is the founder of Rich Global LLC and the Rich Dad Company, a private financial education company that provides personal finance and business education to people through books and videos

When people are lame, they love to blame.

Brian Tracy - Canadian-American motivational public speaker and self-development author

Never complain, never explain. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or make excuses.

Osho - Indian godman, mystic, and founder of the Rajneesh movement. During his lifetime, he was viewed as a controversial new religious movement leader and mystic

Doubt--because doubt is not a sin, it is a sign of your intelligence. You are not responsible to any nation, to any church, to any God. You are responsible only for one thing, and that is self knowledge. And the miracle is, if you can fulfill this responsibility, you will be able to fulfill many other responsibilities without any effort. The moment you come to your own being, a revolution happens in your vision. Your whole outlook about life goes through a radical change. You start feeling new responsibilities--not as some thing to be done, not as a duty to be fulfilled, but as a joy to do.

Daniel Jay Millman - American author and lecturer in the personal development field

Responsibility is a grace you give yourself not an obligation.

Denis E. Waitley - American motivational speaker, writer and consultant

There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.

Denis E. Waitley - American motivational speaker, writer and consultant

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.

Daniel Goleman - Author and science journalist. For twelve years, he wrote for The New York Times, reporting on the brain and behavioral sciences

There is perhaps no psychological skill more fundamental than resisting impulse.

Brendon Burchard - #1 New York Times best-selling author and "the world's leading high performance coach". His latest book, High Performance Habits, was a The Wall Street Journal best-seller and named by Amazon as one of its top three best business and leadership books of 2017

Personal power is directly tied to personal responsibility, which most people avoid.

Timothy A. Pychyl - Associate professor of psychology at Carleton University in Ottawa. Researching and writing about procrastination since 1995, Pychyl has garnered an international reputation for his scholarship and a global audience for his iProcrastinate podcasts and his popular Don’t Delay blog with Psychology Today

You can delegate the activity but not the responsibility; you can share the praise but not the blame.

Austin Kleon - New York Times bestselling author of five books: Steal Like an Artist; Show Your Work!; Keep Going; Steal Like An Artist Journal; and Newspaper Blackout. Kleon's works focus on creativity in today's world

You are, in fact, a mashup of what you choose to let into your life.

Darren Hardy - American author, keynote speaker, advisor, and former publisher of SUCCESS magazine. Hardy is a New York Times best-selling author, who wrote The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster, Living Your Best Year Ever and The Compound Effect 

No matter what has happened to you, take complete responsibility for it—good or bad, victory or defeat. Own it. My mentor Jim Rohn said, “The day you graduate from childhood to adulthood is the day you take full responsibility for your life.

Brené Brown - American professor, lecturer, author, and podcast host

Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.

Earl Nightingale - American radio speaker and author, dealing mostly with the subjects of human character development, motivation, and meaningful existence

Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind.

Jim Rohn - American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker

We don't get what we need. We get what we search for.

Orison Swett Marden - American inspirational author who wrote about achieving success in life and founded SUCCESS magazine in 1897. His writings discuss common-sense principles and virtues that make for a well-rounded, successful life. Many of his ideas are based on New Thought philosophy

Resolve that you will be the master and not the slave of circumstances.

Orison Swett Marden - American inspirational author who wrote about achieving success in life and founded SUCCESS magazine in 1897. His writings discuss common-sense principles and virtues that make for a well-rounded, successful life. Many of his ideas are based on New Thought philosophy

What keeps so many people back is simply unwillingness to pay the price, to make the exertion, the effort to sacrifice their ease and comfort.

Dave Ramsey - American personal finance personality, radio show host, author, and businessman 

The problem with your company is not the economy, it is not the lack of opportunity, it is not your team. The problem is you. That is the bad news. The good news is, if you're the problem, you're also the solution. You're the one person you can change the easiest. You can decide to grow. Grow your abilities, your character, your education, and your capacity. You can decide who you want to be and get about the business of becoming that person.