IF SOMETHING BAD HAPPENS to you, it’s—almost always—not your fault.
If your computer breaks down and you lose important files, it’s not your fault (unless you’ve hit it with a hammer before the issue occurred).
…It is your responsibility to look for a solution to fix the problem.
It’s also your responsibility to learn from your mistakes. In this case, to backup your files.
Before I digress, remember:
No one is going to do it for you.
According to Jordan B. Peterson, clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, one of reasons why especially young men lack meaning is because of a lack of responsibility.
Pick your damn sacrifice.” Jordan B. Peterson
Whether you like the term “sacrifice” or prefer calling it “responsibility,” remember that you are always giving something up.
Daily discipline and taking responsibility for your life leads to freedom.
However, instead of missing out, you are doing the exact opposite.
For example, by giving up excessive drinking, you become healthier, safe money, and gain clarity.
The same applies to your finances; saving and investing your money wisely leads to financial stability and independence… while (over)spending everything you earn leads to debt and—quite literally—slavery. You don’t own your stuff, it owns you. You need the next paycheck to survive. You cannot afford to lose your job.
In the end, you decide whether the pros outweight the cons.
It may not be your fault, but it’s your responsibility to take responsibility for whatever happens in your life. To become solid as a rock; someone people—who matter to you—can rely on.
Otherwise, you will always blame others, give up power and control over your future, and live a miserable existence.
–Mario M. Montreal