Gumption combines 3 character traits with 4 key aspects of daily living to achieve greater productivity and personal satisfaction in your life. Personal Responsibility is a critical aspect of Gumption, and may be viewed as an underlying foundation that supports the Gumption formula.
Successful integration of the 3 Gumption’s character traits into one’s own life relies on an individual being 100% accountable and personally responsible for all of his/her actions.
When an individual decides to take the critical step of being 100% responsible for Gumption’s four key aspects of living (choice, opportunities, adversity, & communication), amazing results follow. Things like blame and excuses are purposefully diminished. Mitigating circumstances transform themselves from ‘mountains without passage’ to merely ‘challenging routes’.
Gumption works only when an individual makes personal responsibility a foundational pillar in his or her life. So how are Gumption and personal responsibility related?
As we continue on our journey and process of living with Gumption, of seeking success through Gump-like behavior, we will learn precisely why:
- Gumption relies and is based on 100% personal responsibility
- Personal responsibility is a foundation for all 7 Gumption principles
- Gumption without personal responsibility is impossible
Let’s imagine the 7 principles of Gumption as a man running – maybe Forrest Gump. That man running can go anywhere he wants to go in life. Now envision personal responsibility as the man’s running shoes – imagine they are Nike Cortez sneakers, Red, White & Blue. The running man cannot run efficiently, comfortably or successfully without his running shoes … just as Gumption without personal responsibility is ineffective and inefficient. It just doesn’t work. As the running man encounters rocks, adveristies and imperfections of the road, his running shoes provide support, an essential and sturdy platform by which he may travel.
Personal responsibility is the platform on which Gumption stands – personal responsibility supports Gumption.
Gumption is a way of being that can take you where you want to go in life. Personal responsibility supports Gumption and can allow you to run to amazing success.
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