How To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be By Jack Canfield

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A Responsible Person
Jack Canfield in his book “How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be” talks about principles that teach people how to be successful in their life. In principle one Canfield teaches people that responsibility is what takes a person to the next level. First, people should be responsible for their own actions and decisions. In other words, if a person wants to be successful, he/she must take 100% responsibility. Second, a lot of people don’t take responsibility of what they do. Instead, they blame others for the things that happen to them. Those people who put the blame on others must start taking responsibility. Furthermore, they should know that the past is in the past and they must think about the present. I have a personal story that is related to the quote “You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself” ...view middle of the document...

In the second semester I took responsibility for my actions. From that moment I knew that no one would help me in my life but me. As days passed by I read an article about electrical engineering. After that, I read more and more about this major. At first, I didn’t like it at all, but then I realized that I loved it the whole time. The truth is that I was concentrating about studying medicine and didn’t care about looking into other majors. I became obsessed with this major, and becoming an electrical engineer became a dream to me. Then, I started to work hard to get it this time. In my final exams, I was sick, but didn’t want to go to the hospital because I knew that I would stay there for a while. This reason didn’t encourage me to go to the hospital. On the morning of my chemistry exam, I felt so sick, and I couldn’t get out of bed to perform my exam. I had an F in it, but I was in the hospital worrying about my health and recovery. For a moment, it didn’t matter much, but then I realized that I had thrown away my future. I knew that I wont enter college right after high school. I was depressed for a couple of days, but I eventually got over it. I’m the one who did this to myself, I didn’t go to the hospital, and now I’m the one who is responsible for what happened to me. This action showed me that I’m the one who is responsible about my decisions and no one else. I entered the American University of Kuwait in the second semester. Now, my major is electrical engineering and thank God I’m happy for what I have done.
I think that Canfield’s book is very interesting. In his principles he teaches people a lot of steps that they can follow to have a better life. I also think that Jim Rohn’s quote is 100% correct. He explains that every person should be responsible about their life choices. First, the quote taught me to be responsible for whatever I’m doing. Second, it teaches me that I’m the one who control my life no one else but me. Furthermore, I shouldn’t be looking at the past because all that matters is what’s coming next. Therefore, if a person wants to be successful he/she must be responsible about everything they face in their lives.

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