Each day, we provide a series of daily affirmations and reflections designed to help you get that ShineBuzz feeling. We suggest that you read through the affirmations (aloud if possible, in your head if not) and meditate on them for a few moments. You can also choose one or two that speak to you and carry them with you throughout the day. When you’re finished, take a few moments to answer the reflection questions at the bottom in your journal or add them into your meditation, whichever works best for you. Here are today’s affirmations and reflections.

I hold myself fully responsible for the life I live.

My future is entirely in my hands, and I avoid putting that responsibility on anyone else. I am the person in charge of my future.

I have a set of goals that I use to guide my decisions. My time is allocated according to my goals. When I know my goals, and dedicate my time to them, I am creating my future. This is very clear to me.

I take responsibility for dealing with setbacks in my life. The road to my future can be bumpy, but I am okay with that. I find solutions and execute them. I stay on the path to the future I have designed.

I determine the people I allow into my life. Some people make my plans more likely to happen. Others are more likely to get in the way of my plans. I control which people come into my life, which people stay, and which leave. I am in charge of my future, and this includes determining which people are in my life.

I avoid blaming others for the challenges in my life. Blaming others is failing to take responsibility. Blaming my circumstances is also a failure on my part.

Today, I accept full responsibility for my life. I insist on being in charge of my future. I am creating the life I desire.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. What are my five biggest goals for the next five years?
2. What can I start doing today to achieve those goals?
3. When do I fail to take responsibility for my life? Whom or what do I blame?