Several weeks ago I was listening to an audio book and the author references a seminar he went to. The speaker asked the audience, “What percentage of shared responsibility do you have in making a relationship work?”. “50/50?” the author stated. Someone else in the audience yelled out, “80/20?”
This question got me thinking as I was driving. “Of course, it has to be 50/50,” I thought. The speaker turned towards his easel, in large black letters wrote 100/0. “You have to be willing to give 100% with zero expectation in return,” he said.
In the car I was shocked! “Did I hear that correctly?” I listened to the same section over again thinking I misheard what he said. The audio book continued, “Only when you are willing to take 100 percent responsibility for making the relationship work, will it work. Otherwise, a relationship left to chance will always be vulnerable to disaster.”
One can apply this rule to any aspect of their life: nutrition, fitness, career, financial, relationship, or family. You have to be willing to take complete responsibility for everything that happens in your life.CONTINUE READING