If you are going to take personal responsibility for your life and want to change the distressing conditions in your life you may want to consider these ideas.

Einstein famously said, “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” 

Dr. Joe Dispenza who promotes the quantum model of healing and change, comments on Einstein’s quote by saying, “This means you’d have to reach a greater level of consciousness or awareness than the one that’s actually reinforcing it.”

He goes on to explain, “…If you can’t get beyond (your problems, challenges, conditions, and adversities in your life), that means every single day you are bringing the same level of mind to your problem or challenge. Said more simply, every day you are thinking about your problem in the same exact way. That’s because, based on your past experience, you have a neurological network in your brain associated with every known person, object, thing, or place at a certain time in your life. In a sense, when you think about those problems or challenges you are thinking in the past.

For every one of those thoughts (or memories) associated with the problem or person, there is an associated emotion, and emotions are the chemical end products of past experiences. If how you think and how you feel creates your state of being, then your reaction to the conditions and problems in your life only serves to reaffirm the same body, mind, thoughts, feelings, actions, and reactions equal to the problem. Thus, the stronger the emotional reaction you have to the problem or condition, the more you pay attention to it. We could say then you are contributing to the problem because you are giving it your attention and thus your energy. Why? Because where you place your attention is where you place your energy, therefore you might be keeping the problems or challenges in your life with your attention or awareness. As a result, you’re giving your very life force—your power to create—away to that problem. That’s the energy you could be using to heal or create a different future reality.”

This is a lot to consider.  Taking 100% responsibility for your life, in and of itself, is a big step. Once you can get your head wrapped around that notion, the question then is how committed are you to making the changes that are necessary for the desired results.  It is important to be crystal clear of what your life will look like when change occurs.  You already have a good idea of what happens if things don’t change.