Accepting Responsibility Or A Disease

29 Mar 2017

I sat listening with all my attention towards the speaker. He was talking about disease and just what constitutes a true disease.

According to Webster’s disease is a condition of the living animal or plant body or of one of its parts that impairs normal functioning and is typically manifested by distinguishing signs and symptoms.

The speaker continued to explain how over the past few years the science of psychology and mind-set has changed.  How more and more diseases were being documented. As I listened to the explanation my mind moved in a totally different direction. To me some of the diseases seemed to be more about taking responsibility than a true medical issue. There are chemicals which impact decision, there is also choice, will power and your subliminal mind at work.

What you are telling yourself counts, what you believe counts, and what is deep in your sub conscious counts even more.

Biggest difference seems to be accepting responsibility for actions. Here is one example: ODD is a condition in which a child displays an ongoing pattern of an angry or irritable mood, defiant or argumentative behavior, and vindictiveness toward people in authority. … Some children with ODD go on to develop a more serious behavior disorder called conduct disorder. May 18, 2016. Heck, that is a teenager growing up…

My parents would have found a way to get my attention. They would have planted some subliminal thoughts in my head. There would have been a reminder if I act up there would be consequences. They surely would not have thought my acting out was a disease. They would have wanted to teach me how to grow up and take responsibility for my action.

My point is this, are we making excuses for our choices instead of taking responsibility. They say one of the signs of a great leader is taking responsibility for their actions.

Thanks for visiting with me, I hope this message moves you forward today.


Tim Marvel

Motivational speaker and author, Tim Marvel, CSP believes if life doesn’t stop teaching, he shouldn’t stop learning. From living on a submarine in the Navy to spending thirty years in sales, Tim sees life as an adventure. He’s participated in marathons, ultra-marathons, triathlons, and 100-mile bike rides. When he’s not traveling or encouraging others to be their personal best, you can find him hitting the gym, hanging out with his family, and playing with his dog, Jake. But what he looks forward to the most is his weekly date night with his wife, Rockie.

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