Taking Response-ability for Greater Results

It’s a common thing these days to hear people complaining about how out of control their life feels.

“I can’t believe this is happening to me!” This is all too often our default setting. And it makes us feel sorry for ourselves. It makes us feel like victims.

It’s true that you don’t always have control over the things that happen to you or the circumstances surrounding your life.

But, you do have control over how you respond. You DO have control over what you think, what you say and what you do in response to circumstances and factors outside you. That can be a very empowering thought.

The dictionary defines responsibility as “having the duty to deal with something.”

I believe that responsibility should be spelled “Response-ability” and also defined as your ability to respond to something. I believe you not only have the duty to respond to things, but you also possess the ability to respond.

You have the freedom to choose how you respond to things in your life. That includes working out and taking care of yourself.

If you are currently out of shape, or not in the shape you’d like to be, you can respond by not doing anything at all. That’s not going to make you feel very good about yourself and could lead to serious health and personal issues.

Or you can take control and Respond by taking action. You can put yourself on a good nutritional program, and you can start working out. In either case you’re in control.

It’s your choice.

If you are already training and exercising, as yourself “how can I improve?”

Our greatest ability as humans is response-ability. This week, take control. Put response-ability to work for you. Choose those areas of your exercise and diet program that need work, then exercise your freedom to respond to and take positive action to get you closer to the goals you want to achieve!

Have a healthy week,

About the Author: Lee Labrada

Lee Labrada is the founder and CEO of Labrada Nutrition, makers of Lean Body protein shakes. Lee’s mission is to empower you with the nutritional products and the know-how to get into great shape and be healthy for life.

One of the world's best-known bodybuilding legends, Lee Labrada holds 22 bodybuilding
titles, including the IFBB Mr. Universe. Lee is an inductee of the IFBB Pro Bodybuilding Hall of Fame. He has appeared on the covers of more than 100 fitness magazines and has been featured on CNBC, FOX, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN and ESPN as a fitness and nutrition expert. Lee is the best-selling author of The Lean Body Promise and co-founder of Lean Body Coaching. He is also the Host of The Lee Labrada Show. Check out his podcast here.

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