We’ve been having a lot of conversations with our 13 going-on 14 year old son about taking responsibility and accountability for yourself. He has a bad habit of not owning up to his poor behaviors. He always has an excuse for things, and it is never his fault. It’s very frustrating as a parent. I’m not 100% sure how he got this way, but know that it was somehow taught to him by us.

My wife and I have decided we aren’t going to allow him to do it anymore, and have buckled down in a pretty strict way. We can’t control what happens at his other house, but we are making sure he at least thinks twice moving forward, and over time this behavior stops completely.

I think a lot of people would give him a pass because, “he’s a boy,” or, “he’s a teenager,” but that is simply not wholly acceptable for us. I understand these things, and it may be a common issue with kids this age, but it’s still not acceptable, and we want to correct it.

Unfortunately, I think a lot of people have this attitude, and never grow out of it, or are taught another way. I know plenty of adults with a victim mentality, who won’t own up to, or accept, that their situation is a result of their choices and actions.

Everything you have in your life, and everything that happens to you, both good and bad, is your fault. You create your reality. Things do not happen by chance or “luck.” They happen as a result of your decisions and actions.

This applies to literally every single arena of your life, including your health. I just had a member come in who had been diagnosed with prostate cancer almost a year ago. The doctors told him that he needed to have it surgically removed immediately. He said no, and left, and did his own research. He changed his diet, his stress habits, and added some supplements. He was diligent with this, and you know what is happening now, 8 months later? The cancer has been shrinking.

This man didn’t have a victim mentality. He didn’t blame this on his genetics. He took responsibility and took action. A lot of people could benefit by this line of thinking.

Most likely, your poor health, and your aches and pains, are a result of poor decisions and habits. You know what could probably solve that? Changing your habits and your attitude.

There is no one, single thing you can do to create the reality you want. It is all of the little decisions, habits, actions that you do, day in and day out, that will create the quality of life you deserve. And let me tell you; you deserve a lot higher quality of life than you think you do, and are capable of a much higher quality of life than you can imagine.

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Until next week,

Dr. Jen