No one can live your life for you, you are in charge. People who take complete responsibility for their lives experience joy and control of circumstances. They understand that they are responsible for their choices. Even when events that are not under your control go in an unpleasant direction, you can determine how you will react to the event. You can make it a disaster or you can use it as an opportunity to learn, to grow, to hold loved ones close.
The most important aspect of taking responsibility for your life is to acknowledge that your life is your responsibility. No one can live your life for you. No matter how hard you try to blame others for the events of your life, each event is the result of choices you make and are making now. Observe yourself talking with coworkers, family members and friends. Do you hear yourself taking responsibility or placing blame? Learn from past mistakes and go forward with a song in your heart, and integrity in your words. Remember that we are not judged by what happens to us, we are judged by how we handle it.