Here are my favorite quotes on ownership 🙂 If you want to know more about ownership, read the following article here.
3 Quotes on Ownership by Jocko Willink
You are worth it to be helped!
When you’re too embarrassed to ask for help, that’s a little knock at your door saying, ‘you’re insecure!’
Well, I remember when I was like this. It’s okay to ask for help and it doesn’t devalue you. It’s about the bigger picture. You want to do your job well, so it’s okay to ask. But that’s the thing: you are responsible for asking!
But also, it can be the opposite. That you ask too much because you don’t think you can do it. I have this rule for myself, where I first try to solve something on my own and if it takes me too long I ask for help. That’s how I keep my balance.
Take ownership of your life!
Once people stop making excuses, stop blaming others, and take ownership of everything in their lives, they are compelled to take action to solve their problems.
Don’t blame others for how you feel or what happens in your life. Let’s be honest, yes there are assholes out there… but it’s your responsibility how they make you feel and how you react in certain situations. The school of stoicism helped me a lot with this mindset.
But the same thing here, that doesn’t mean that everything that happens to you is your fault. You have to set boundaries for others, but that’s your job to make them clear. It’s about always thinking: “what can I do to improve?” instead of thinking “the other’s are stuuuuupid”.
Be responsible for yourself
Accept responsibility for your actions.
Be accountable for your results.
Take ownership of your mistakes.
It’s okay to “fail”, it’s okay to make mistakes… nobody is perfect. And only by “failing” and making mistakes you can learn and get better. So, if that happens next time, don’t think “oh, I can’t do this” -> think “okay, what can I do better next time and how can I fix this now” instead. Accept the mistake and move on 🙂
Jocko Willink was a US Navy Seal and has very interesting thoughts on ownership. Why? Well, he has quite the story to tell about it:
This is the book he published:
More quotes about ownership from inspirational people
Responsibility equals accountability equals ownership. And a sense of ownership is the most powerful weapon a team or organization can have.
Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.
Until you take ownership for your life, you will always be chasing happiness. You make a new life by making new choices.
The instinct of ownership is fundamental in man’s nature.
I learned that you can’t truly own anything, that true ownership comes only in the moment of giving.
John G. Miller
Ownership: ‘A commitment of the head, heart, and hands to fix the problem and never again affix the blame.’
Well, these were a few good ownership quotes which I can relate to. Quotes, of course, are very inspirational, but they have no real effect if you don’t actually change your behaviour. And changing your behavior can be difficult, I know… I had experience with that myself.
One day you will realize that you CAN be the best version of yourself and it all starts with a choice. I know this is all very clique, but you CAN if you really want to. And that’s I think where most of us fail, I did too in the past: WHY do you want to change? You need the right reasons to do something and then you will.
For me, it always goes back to one thought: What if I die tomorrow? What if the person I care about would die tomorrow? You would act very differently if that would be the case. Take care of yourself and then the ones around you. To change the world, you must change yourself first.