The moment we look at ourselves in the mirror and say – “I am responsible for my life experience” – is the moment we grow up.
It doesn’t matter whether we’re 20 years old or 80 years old. In some cases, some go through a lifetime without ever growing up – growth is completely independent of age.
The funny thing about this moment is that it isn’t that life gets any easier after you accept this. The difficulty level stays the same. But, we stop focusing on it. Instead, we focus on all the aspects of our life experience we want to fix. And, when we re-direct our focus to something, it fundamentally shapes our experience. The more we focus on things we control, the more we feel our ability to control things expands.
But, it begins with taking responsibility.
(It is futile to wait to be “given” responsibility for our own life experience)