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by emily williams

Why Your Success Is YOUR Responsibility (and Why That’s a Good Thing)



I help you stop making excuses, transform your mindset to match your big vision and ultimately create your dream life.

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Do you daydream your time away, creating pinch-worthy scenarios? I’m sure you have many times in your life. However, there’s more to achieving our dreams than simply thinking about them. The visions you escape into can be reality, but only if you take radical responsibility for developing them.

You are not crazy for wanting a dream life, but you are if you don’t put in work for it. 

With tools like manifestation becoming increasingly popular by the second, our dreamiest desires appear within reach. They certainly are, but at what cost? The purpose of manifestation and other practices is to connect deeper with our values. Not only what we want, but who we want to become in the process. Despite fascination with the results, many people mistake these approaches for easy fixes.

… which inspired me to write this blog about YOUR responsibility to your success! In this post, I’ll be revealing the toolkit you can use to be truly successful. I’ll dive into your role in success, how to honor your vision, and a guide on the beginning phases of taking inspired action!

As I always like to say, creating your dream life and not about sitting on the top of a mountain merely meditating your way to success; it’s about taking action too!

So let’s get to it…

Taking Responsibility For Your Success

When thinking about your dream life, who is the center of it? You, of course! When your imagination runs wild, it’s yourself typically experiencing the most of it. Dreaming, especially about life, gives us agency to get bold with our wants. This energy force drives our inspiration, and it all comes from within. The question shouldn’t be if it’s possible or not, but how you can make it achievable.

Who you are in those dreams is the best version of yourself. That version of you has overcome the conditionings, self-sabotaging behaviors, and limiting beliefs keeping you stagnant. It’s essential to believe your dreams are possible, but you also have the power to reach them. Let this be a reminder that YOU are the main character, and this is your story! Take the path of success that aligns with your values.

Want to live your dream? Live it for YOURSELF…

My journey towards success has been full of trials (and many errors). Many entrepreneurs, myself included, will admit how many obstacles they face to reach the final destination. And what’s something we all have in common? Our journey to success highlights necessary character growth. Therefore, we experience success when we welcome the best version of ourselves!

When we truly believe that anything is possible, we are creating space for our transformation! If you truly want to live a life reflective of your desires, use them to empower your daily actions. Pursuing your dreams means learning how to harmonize your present and future self!

I know the many tools that helped carry my dreams into reality are not the only ones to thank. If I never took accountability for my own life, I would have not reached the level of success I have in life and business! Achieving my standard of success has shown me the importance of responsibility, more so how it looks daily.

When you think of someone responsible, what habits do you identify? Is it self-discipline, genuine enthusiasm, or consistency? The answer is all the above! No one trait equals fulfillment; it is a blending of all these attributes. Responsibility is more than just taking accountability, but doing so in a way that fills you up!

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How To Take Responsibility For Your Success

There are principles to live by when taking responsibility for your success. Your job is to be genuine, gradual, and gracious with yourself. Becoming successful, specifically to your standards, is a process in itself. So, make the most of it!

1. Living With Intention

An intention is a deliberate definition behind any action you take. For example, my aim to relaunch I Heart My Life and the Emily Williams brand separately was to give them the loving devotion they deserve. The overall intention behind my coaching and business consulting is to show my clients their natural power and how it can change our world entirely!

Entrepreneurs tend to get caught up in living for work, but not for life itself. A client recently reached out to me to express that change in her perception. She shared her utmost gratitude for what I’ve provided her (which always warms my heart). It’s crystal clear that luxurious moments are not just for special occasions. We should be feeling aligned every moment we can!

When navigating life, let joy (and other delicious feelings) be the compass. 

  • Are you just sitting behind the computer to pass the time, or are you creating something meaningful? 
  • Do you feel lit up in your line of work?
  • Are you permitting yourself to live life for enjoyment?
  • When you wake up, what’s the first thing your energy craves?
  • Do you feel aligned with your passions?

Don’t deprive yourself of meaningful delight; that’s the very fabric of life!

2. Focusing on what you DO want

Often I meet people who are very sure of what they do not want in life. Which begs the question: what DO they want? If you’re familiar with the Law of Attraction, you know that “like attracts like”. Therefore, only focusing on the undesirable things in life will attract opportunities of a similar standard. Instead of pushing away everything you could do without, harness your focus on what you want MOST.

  • What thoughts and actions do you want to be feeling every time you make decisions for your business?
  • When you think of success to your standards, what immediately comes up?
  • What are the most crucial traits to you when feeling successful?
  • Do you want to experience abundance or scarcity?

Investing energy into things aligning most with your values will help you attract opportunities! That doesn’t just apply to business, but life as well! 

I myself used to live in scarcity mode, only focusing on what I lacked rather than everything I had to gain. During my hiatus from I Heart My Life, I felt anxious and stressed not giving it my all. But once I realized that time away was necessary for my energy, I created more space for everything I held dear. That shift morphed into a massive transformation in how I handle my business and personal actions! 

Your potential to succeed is infinite— so don’t limit yourself.

3. Consistency, Consistency, Consistency

We’ve all heard the phrase “consistency is key”. It most certainly is, and can apply to our health, business, relationships, even our mindset. What’s essential to remember when striving towards success is not overexerting yourself, or you won’t show up as the best version you’re capable of being.

  • Quality over Quantity: Tackling one or two goals a day rather than spreading yourself thin over six or seven will help you achieve more over time (and with less stress!).
  • Develop long-term habits: Your well being comes first! That includes healthy doses of rest, time for yourself, and reassessing the big picture of your dream life so it’s the most aligned one imaginable.
  • Daily non-negotiables: What do you need to do everyday to show up fully and wholeheartedly? It can be as simple as a morning workout, daily meditation, or reaching out to check-in on clients!
  • Embrace mistakes: You are a human first, so honor that part of you. Take the setbacks as opportunities to learn for next time!
  • Reward yourself: Yes, you deserve recognition for your hard work! Applaud your determination to see things through with some TLC or a celebration!

4. Setting Small Goals for the BIG Picture

I didn’t earn my first million overnight— I earned it through years of persistence.

Many people make the mistake of hitting the ground hard and sprinting from the start. In reality, life is one lengthy marathon. Finding your pace requires a heightened awareness of how you work, what strategies work best for you, and using the unique skill set in your possession!

When you think of your future, do you see five years ahead? Ten years ahead? That’s a healthy amount of time between now and then, which is great! Knowing what you want the bigger picture to present will help you get clear on the exact ways you can get there!

Imagine the life you can’t stop dreaming about:

  • What details do you envision for your life and business?
  • Are there specific programs you want to launch? 
  • Do you want to serve through 1:1 services or group settings?
  • When you envision your dream home, is it somewhere specific?
  • Would you like to have time for vacation or family events?

Once you finalize the finer details of your dreams, you can craft shorter-term objectives to reach them. That will not just pace you but keep you grounded and committed to your version of success!

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Life Is Meant To Be Lived, Not Tolerated…

I created my business to spark the entrepreneurial gene in every woman I meet. We are all destined to explore the many possibilities life holds for us, so why not take every chance we get?

I know it’s terrifying to grab life by the wheel and be in the driver’s seat. But you will find that it is much more liberating to be in control of your journey than to watch it fly by in the back seat. Success is in store for you, but only if you embrace inspired action as the map to lead you there!

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