There is something very empowering about realizing that we control our own life.

When we recognize that our thoughts become our reality,
we also recognize that we have the power to create the exact life that we want.

This can be a wonderful feeling - and it can also be a scary feeling.
When we realize that we are in the driver's seat of our life, we are no longer able to blame others or be a victim if things aren't working out how we would've liked. And it's so much easier to just point the finger at someone else. You might want to say, "It's their fault that I'm in this situation. If they hadn't have done that to me, I wouldn't be suffering now."

And while blaming others takes the responsibility off of you in the short term, it creates such low self esteem and powerlessness in the long term. Imagine how great you would feel about yourself if you simply accepted that you have the power to change your life. It's all in your hands. You are in control of your own destiny, and if you don't like something about your life you can change it.

Spend some time today thinking about your life.
Is there any part of it that isn't working or flowing as well as you would like it to?
If so, you can follow the formula below to start making the changes and begin living the life you were meant to live:

First you figure out what isn't working.
Then you take responsibility for your part in whatever isn't working.
How did you help to create this?
Next you visualize how you would like the situation to change.
And finally you create a new thought pattern that would create this new life. And you keep saying these thoughts and affirmations over and over. And you really believe them - you really feel them. You really take the time to feel what your ideal life would be like.

And pretty soon, you'll start to notice that your actual life is becoming your ideal life.
You'll start to notice that your positive thoughts are creating a positive reality.
And you'll feel great, empowered, and happy knowing that you have taken responsibility for your life.
These are such wonderful things to realize!

Author's Bio: 

Jodi Chapman is the author of the inspirational blog, Soul Speak; the upcoming book, Coming Back to Life: How an Unlikely Friend Helped Me Reclaim My True Spirit; and the bestselling Soulful Journals series, co-authored with her amazing husband, Dan Teck.