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Wisdom from Hal Elrod

Wisdom from Hal Elrod

To Love and Create – this is the essence of life. But to be able to create the life you want, you must first be able to love the life you have. When you do, you are then able to enjoy a true sense of freedom and inspiration while engaged in the exciting process of creating the life of your dreams. If you follow these A-B-C’s of Life’s Purpose, you’ll be well on your journey already.

Accept Responsibility (For Everything)
From the economy to that difficult person in your life, to the speed of traffic during your daily commute–the external events and circumstances of life are often out of our control. Although we can’t always control what happens to us, what we choose to think and do about it is our responsibility.

This is a profound truth, that it is not what happens to us that determines our quality of life, but it is how we choose to respond to what happens that creates our experience of life–good or bad. Even if a circumstance is not your fault, how you deal with it is always your responsibility.

The moment you Accept Responsibility for everything in your life, is the moment you have the power to create anything for your life….Continue reading at

Known as America’s Empowerment Coach, Hal is an incredible speaker, working to inspire people to overcome life’s adversities.

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4:57AM PDT on Jul 23, 2012

Very true; we can't control external circumstances, but we can control how we react to them.

5:34PM PST on Feb 27, 2012

So true...I wished more people would take responsibilty for where they are in life.

12:44PM PST on Feb 27, 2012

I agree loving yourself first is the most important step, then you can move on to creating the life you want, and loving ourselves is not something that many of us do, we always find fault in ourselves in one area or another.

12:37PM PST on Feb 27, 2012

I try to be thankful for everything I have, and everything I will have. This includes family friends etc. it's so easy to take for granted

8:22AM PST on Feb 27, 2012

"But to be able to create the life you want, you must first be able to love the life you have."

I'm living in filth and poverty in Calcutta. How do I love the life I have?

5:51AM PST on Feb 27, 2012


5:02AM PST on Feb 27, 2012

I don't like that kind of autosuggestion which may be false.

6:22PM PST on Feb 26, 2012

Thank you for sharing this inspirational article, you may not be able to choose the circumstances in your life, but you can always choose how you respond to them.

2:43PM PST on Feb 26, 2012

Love this-how we choose to respond to what happens that creates our experience of life. That statement to me is so true and how wonderful it would be if more people could do the same! Thanks for your inspirational words.

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