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“Part of becoming a mature adult is learning over time to accept responsibility for your choices.”

A thought by Craig Groeschel from his book, Divine Direction: 7 Decisions ThatWill Change Your Life(p. 53). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. (Click on the book title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
This is a very important principle for each one of us to learn, the principle of accepting responsibility.
Craig says, “Part of becoming a mature adult is learning over time to accept responsibility for your choices. You learn that if you drive over the speed limit, you could get a ticket. If you date the wrong person, you could end up heartbroken, struggling to trust again. And if you beer-bong a six-pack of cheap beer in less than twenty minutes, you’ll find yourself hugging a toilet as if you just asked it to marry you and it said yes.
“On the other hand, if you show up at work on time every day and do your best work, your boss approves and gives you a raise. If you start exercising and you improve your diet, your waist size shrinks and you feel better about yourself. And if you attend clas…
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“An undisciplined life never leads to productivity or progress.”

A thought by Craig Groeschel from his book, Divine Direction: 7 Decisions That Will Change Your Life(p. 31). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. (Click on the book title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Here is the whole paragraph.Craig says, “Positive disciplines in a person’s life usually pave the way for myriad other positive disciplines. Certain good habits create other good habits. The opposite is also true. The absence of strategic habits generates bad habits. An undisciplined life never leads to productivity or progress. If you don’t put the right disciplines in place, one day you’re going to find yourself telling a story you never wanted to tell.
“• I was planning on it, but I never got around to it. • I should have tried it, but now it’s too late. • I never thought I’d end up here. I wish I could do it all over again. • Why didn’t I at least try? Now look where I am in life.”
I don’t know what it is that you want to do in your life but the key is to start small.
Craig says, “We’re go…

“Regardless of how our stories began, each of us lives out the story of our life every day.”

A thought by Craig Groeschel from his book, Divine Direction: 7 Decisions That Will Change Your Life(p. 25). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. (Click on the book title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
My story started between 12 midnight and 1:00 a.m. on the 1st day of June in St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia.And I was very close at the time to my mother, Helen Irene Williams.Now I know that none of your stories started the same way but your story does have a beginning.And we are all living out the story of our lives every day.
Craig says, “If you’re like me, you don’t stop very often to think about ‘the story of my life.’ You’re too busy living it! But recognizing the pattern of events in your life, the ebbs and flows of your story, can make a huge difference, both in your future and in how your story ultimately ends. Because when you understand the negative ways your past may be influencing your present, you have the power to make different choices, better choices.”
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“The best decision you can make is always the next one.”