WHAT IS THIS EPISODE ABOUT?
In this episode, we will talk about taking ownership. Everything is your fault. Period. Once you realize that, it is the most freeing and amazing thing you can realize. Because it means no one is responsible for your life but you.
WHY SHOULD I LISTEN?
A lot of people place blame on other people and things in their life. But the truth is, you are responsible for everything in your life.
If it happened to you, it is your problem. Everything that happens is your fault, and everything that happens is your problem to deal with in your life. I really want you to understand this, and once you understand this concept, it is going to be the most freeing, most amazing feeling of your entire life.
When I tell you it’s your fault, it is your fault, and when you own that and understand that, it’s like a breath of fresh air because now you can go and fix it. Here’s what I mean. A lot of people have a lot of problems. A lot of bad stuff happens to a lot of people. And guess what? If it happens to you, guess how many other people in this world care? Nobody.
This episode will be motivating and yelling at you on taking responsibility. Enjoy.
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WHEN DID IT AIR?
January 09, 2019
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Oh boy. Oh boy. Oh boy. All right guys. So this episode is a little bit different because it’s going to be a rant sesh and I really need to think of a better name for that. So hit me up on Instagram @joshforti. Hit me up in the DM’s and if you can come up with a better creative name, you’ll win a prize of some sort. I’ll hook you up. But basically, I want to switch up the content a little bit because I want to see what you guys are looking for in podcasts and if you liked this episode or not. So hit me up on Instagram and give me a “dude, I love to episode number four” or “I hated episode number four”. Every now and then I want to add like these short snippet rant session where it’s not really me telling a bunch of stories and, you know, kind of sharing my life experience.
00:40 It’s more just me kind of being a motivational speaker and like yelling in your face. And I’m doing that because sometimes I just think people need a kick in the butt and they need to own responsibility for their life. So that is what these ranters are going to be. It gonna be a little bit shorter, probably like 10 minutes rather than 20. And I’d love to know your thoughts on this. I’d like to know if you’d like it or you don’t like it and we’ll go from there. So hit me up, let me know. Please understand. I’m going to be pretty straightforward and unapologetic and not very sympathetic in this episode. My mom, sorry, you’re probably not gonna like this episode so much, but some people just need to hear it. And some people, like if you’re in a super bad situation in your life right now, this is probably exactly what you need to hear because it’s what’s gonna help you change your life. If you, don’t like where your life is at right now, this is the episode for you. All right? So without further ado, let’s dive in.
Please understand. I love you guys. I appreciate you all, but this is for the people that need a little bit of a kick in the pants.
01:35 So, here was my issue. I wonder to find the answers to life’s biggest questions. Things like how do I become happy and live with purpose? How do I make more money doing what I love and what does it mean to be truly successful in all areas of life? My name is Josh Forti @joshforti on Instagram and I ask life’s biggest questions and share the answers with you. My goal is to help you find purpose, happiness, and open your mind to new realms of possibility by helping you think differently about everything you do know and understand on this podcast. We think different. We dream bigger and we live in a world without minutes. This is a new paradigm. Welcome to the think different.
02:20 What’s up guys? Welcome back to another episode of the Think Different Theory. We are on episode number four and I’m very excited about this because as you know, this is going to be a rant sesh. And like I said, a little bit shorter content, maybe like 10 to 20 minutes long, and I really, really want your feedback. So let me know. I do want to say this because I didn’t include the intro clip. I understand that there are certain life tragedies out there that are very, very terrible, a loss of a loved one, a dire uncurable sickness, and I empathize with you and grieve with you if that is your scenario. But 99.9% of the scenarios are not that. So without further ado, let’s dive in. Okay?
You are responsible for everything in your life.
03:19 If it happened to you, it is your problem. It is your problem, okay? Everything that happens is your fault, and everything that happens is your problem to deal with in your life. All right? And I really want to understand this, and once you understand this concept, it is going to be the most freeing, most amazing feeling of your entire life. I want you to understand this. So when I tell you it’s your fault, it is your fault, but once you own that and understand that, it’s like, oh my gosh, a breath of fresh air because now you can go and fix it. Here’s what I mean. Listen, a lot of people have a lot of problems. A lot of bad stuff happens to a lot of people. And guess what? If it happens to you, guess how many other people in this world care? Nobody.
04:03 Nobody cares that you had a bad day. Nobody cares that you lost some money. Nobody cares that your business went bad. Nobody cares that your professor screwed you over. Nobody cares that I don’t know you wrecked your car or got a flat tire. It’s your problem. Deal with it. And here’s the thing. If something happens that’s out of your control, it’s still your problem and you’ve still got to deal with it. It’s your fault. And once you recognize that, you can go and change your life for the better. Here’s what I mean. I was listening to a video one time by Will Smith and he filmed this little clip and he said, what happens to you may not be your fault, however, it is for dang sure your responsibility to go and do something about it. It is your job now to deal with it and I think that is so true.
05:00 I think this is so important to understand. Listen, you can be like, oh, it’s not my fault that I got a flat tire. Yeah, it Kinda is why you bought the car. If you want to have the car, you went down the flat tire, your deal. Oh Man. It’s not my fault that my professor gave me a bad grade. Yeah, it is. You pick the class. Well, I didn’t know that he was going to be this way or that she was going to be this way. Well, you didn’t have to go to college. Well, oh, it’s not my fault that the stock market crashed and that my business went bankrupt yet is you took on investors or. Yeah, it is. You started a business. All right. Your actions have led you to where you are at today and once you. Once you understand that and you understand that everything and anything that happens to you is your fault, it is a collective, a combination or collection of your doings and your actions.
05:51 All right, deal with them. Now, whatever has happened to you has happened. You can’t go back and get a unflatten your tire. You can’t go back and not have your business fail, not get that F grade, not whatever it is that’s holding you back in your life. It has happened except that and now go, what can I do to deal with it and make it better? What can I do to actually go and change the outcome of what it is? Once you understand that everything’s your fault and once you understand that and like it, just accept that you go, oh, I am here right now listening to the think different theory with Josh 40 because I made a decision that I wanted to change my life for the better. I want her to think differently about everything that I did and I made the decision.
06:37 However you got here, maybe you follow me on Instagram. Maybe you got here through the facebook. Maybe you got here through Itunes, whatever you made that decision is something I say offends you. That’s your problem. Why? Because you made the decision to be here. Okay? If you send me an email afterwards, that’s all mad at me. That’s not my issue because I chose to put out a podcast. I welcome that into my life. Okay? Except it once you’ve accepted that, you now free yourself from anybody else because here’s the thing. It works both ways. It’s a two way street. A lot of people like to blame a lot of people and it go, oh, it’s so and so’s fault that I’m not successful. It’s so and so’s fault that this thing happened. Guess what? It’s not their fault, and if you think like that, you’re never going to get ahead because now you’re placing your success in their hands and that’s not the case.
07:28 It doesn’t work that way, but when you accept everything and when you go and say, no, the fact that my business fails is my fault. The fact that I’m not where I want to be in life right now is my fault. It then puts all responsibility in your hands and it eliminates anyone else trying to hold you back because if it’s your fault, then it’s not your teacher that held you back from success. It’s you. It’s if it’s your fault. It’s not the government that allowed you not to succeed. It was you. But that also means you can simply say, well, I’m going to be successful right now and because I control my own destiny and because I can create my own reality, you just go out and make it happen. Nobody can stop you. Why? Because you control your actions and you control what you do.
08:12 So many people out there are like, oh, Donald Trump, oh, Hillary Oh Barack, oh blah, blah, blah. I was the worst at this guys. Quick side note story. I, uh, there was a girl that I liked back, I don’t know, this is probably four or five years ago. And I remember telling her I was probably longer than probably six years ago now. I was probably 17, 18 years old. And I remember telling her, man, if I was born 30, 40 years ago before you had to have this college degree thing to be successful, I would have been majorly successful. And I honestly believed that it was ridiculous. And then one day I just woke up and own everything. I was broke, my fault, unhappy my fault girlfriend, broke up with my fault, didn’t have the car, I wanted my fault. Someone got mad at me, my fault.
08:59 My boss was mad at me or my boss was asking me to work overtime and I didn’t want to my fault. I chose to be there. I own everything. Once I owned everything, my life changed forever. And now I have created my own reality and been able to chase a lot of my dreams. Stop blaming other people. It’s your deal. Nobody cares. Nobody cares that yet about it. I’m serious. Like you, your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, best friend, whoever might listen, but like it, maybe they care once or twice. But if you come back every day, bad day, bad day, there’s just just stop caring like someone. Just because someone listens doesn’t mean the care is not going to change. The fact that you had a bad day. Go do something about it. Complaining does absolutely nothing. I don’t like. Here’s the thing that I don’t get.
09:47 People are like, Oh man, I just had a bad day and it was absolutely terrible and I just blah, blah blah. I’m like, cool. So what you going to do about it? Huh? Can I go out, knows to tail. What are you expect me to do about? Uh, I don’t know, but let me tell you what your complaining does not change your bad day, but there’s a lot of things that you could be doing that do change your bad day. So me talking a little bit lax and there, so do something about it. Wow. My editor is going to hate me for that. Y’All do something about it. Own it. Go out there and change your life. Take responsibility for your actions. Free Yourself, free yourself from anybody else’s opinion or from thinking that anybody else controls your success. Why would you place your success into the hands of somebody else by complaining and blaming by blaming other people?
10:37 You are literally placing your happiness, your success, and a portion of your life into their control. Why the heck would you do that? Do not do it. Own it. Take responsibility for your actions and go out and change your life. I promise you it is possible and there’s going to be a lot of people that are like, Oh Josh, this doesn’t work for this scenario, this all of them, all of them. Now listen, if once again, your mom dies in a car crash not talking about that, but 99 point nine, nine, nine, nine percent of your actions on a daily basis are your fault, and this goes with the good side of things. If you haven’t gotten that across, you make a ton of money. That’s your fault too because you did it. Your own own responsibility for your life. That’s your fault, does not all negative right your date, the girl of your dreams, you marry the boy of your dreams.
11:32 You travel the world. That’s all your fault in a positive way. Okay. Own it. Take responsibility for it. It is nobody’s deal, but yours and just move on. Don’t dwell, stopped dwelling on the past. You can’t change it. Just go and react how you know you should react. React in a positive way. And here’s one thing that really changed my life. Just see the bright side and everything. Oh man, you got robbed. What’s the right side? You’re still alive. Oh Man, you lost $15,000 like I did. I’m in. Learned the lesson still alive. Still in business, whatever. Move on positivity. Seeing the bright side. It’s amazing. It is an amazing way to live life. It’s how I live life with everything. I own everything. Everything is my fault. Everything is my responsibility and I choose to see the positive everything, and it’s a lot. There’s nothing that can phase you at that point.
12:30 Nobody can knock you down and be like, Oh man, we’re going to come in and rip this guy’s thing out from underneath him. Oh man, we’re really gonna. Screw her over. No, because why you do something? You’re like, all right, cool. Let’s see what I do next. Moving on. The next thing you fail. Great. You win. Great. Just keep going. Keep owning it, keeps you in the positive side. Celebrate your wins. Learn from your losses. Just take responsibility for your actions. If you are broke, it is your fault. Let me repeat that one more time and I know there’s gonna be a lot of people that hate me for this. If you are broke, it is your fault. If you are not happy, it is your fault. If you are not where you want to be in life, it is your fault. The fact that that right there is a controversial topic blows my mind because if everyone would just live by that, everyone would be happy.
13:20 It’s amazing. Every single person that I’ve met that is successful just owns, owns it and doesn’t let it phase them. They just go and do it. All right. I hope you learn from it. Please go out and apply this in your life and watch your life change forever. That’s all I’ve got for you today. Guys, hit me up on Instagram @joshforti episode four. Let me know, send me a DM and go, Josh. I loved episode four. Would like to hear more of these and include them in every now and then, or Josh really didn’t like it. Like your longer episodes where you’re not just yelling at us better. Uh, keep a mixture of, you know, or don’t do those anymore or keep a mixture of both. Whatever you like. Hit me up to the DM, let me know. @joshforti on Instagram. Uh, also, you know, we’re still early on in the podcast.
14:04 Make sure to subscribe, leave a rating, leave a review. We’d really appreciate that. Really helps us get this message of positivity and love and personal responsibility out to the world. This is how you listen. What I just told you right there. Just thinking different, thinking different about everything, thinking different about winning, thinking deeper about losing, thinking different about things that happened to you. Think different. Think different. Think different. Think different about everything. That’s what this podcast is all about. All right? As always, hustle, hustle, God bless. Do not be afraid to think different because those of us that think different. Oh, the ones that will change the world and remember, when you think different, you’re going to be misunderstood. That’s okay. Own it. I love you all and I will see you on the next episode. Take it easy, fam. Peace. Yo, what’s up guys?
14:47 You’ve been listening to the think different theory with myself, Josh, which I like to call a new paradigm of thinking and real quick, I got a question for you. Did you like this episode? If you did, I want to ask a huge favor. See the biggest thing that helps this podcast grow and that will spread this message of positivity and making the world a better place is if you leave a review or rating and subscribe to the podcast. What that does is it basically tells the platforms that this is out on, that you liked my stuff and that I’m doing something right, so if you could take like three seconds out of your day and subscribe, leave a rating and review. I will be forever grateful for you. Also, I want to hear from you. I want to know your feedback, your ideas, and your questions for future episodes, so be sure to hit me up on Instagram in the DM @joshforti or via email firstname.lastname@example.org