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Friday, 6 April 2018

TAKING RESPONSIBILITY


One of the proofs of maturity is ability to take responsibility. Aging is growing old, maturity is growing up and growing up involves taking responsibility for each action and it involves decisions, mistakes, failures and so forth.

Signs of irresponsibility:

1. Blaming others for ones mistakes: When a person doesn’t take responsibility for the consequences of their actions, they may try to blame others. It’s easier for another person to carry the weight of their mistakes. It is worse when a leader has not learnt to carry the burden of the mistakes of his team because the result the team shows is a reflection of the abilities of the leader. Immature people see the faults and loopholes in other people except the ones in their own lives and they easily shift blames to others, blame that when looked at closely they must have a huge share in.
Don’t accept blame or fix things for this type of people because they need to learn that if they want different outcomes, they will have to learn how to make different choices. (Doe Zantamata)
2. Always play the victim of circumstances: matured people take charge of their lives and they know that whatever results they get is because of their input therefore they know when they don’t get what they expected they change approach and not look for factors to blame it on. Matured people don’t play the victim of circumstances, those that do blame their problems either on the economy, the weather, the location or something convenient so they get stuck in a rut. Some people do not move forward because they expect their feet to move by themselves instead of setting the pace for their feet. Some people have decided to always blame the economy and the government for their poverty of the pocket but they refuse to acknowledge that it’s the same circumstance that others are thriving and blossoming so the problem is not the economy but their mind.

Those who are successful overcome their fears and take action; those who aren’t submit to their fears and live with regrets. Jay Z

You are a product of your choices, not a victim of our circumstances.
You can make mistakes, but you aren’t a failure until you start blaming others for those mistakes. John Wooden

C. Blaming their experience instead of their choices: so people feel it’s acceptable when their behavior towards another is mean because they are going through pain. You should not kill your humanity because of and be mean to another because of your painful experiences. Some painful experiences are as a result of the choices we made so the ability to accept that will set us on the path for healing and moving forward.

Just because your pain is understandable doesn’t mean your behavior is acceptable. - Dr. Steve Maraboli.

D.  Being subject of the opinion and actions of others: some people are always on guard, watching and putting their lives on hold because they think that other people’s opinion and lives revolves around them, they forget people are busy living their own lives and facing their own challenges and barely even spare them a thought.
Don’t take anything personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be a victim of needless suffering. - Don Miguel Ruiz

         You inspire others not by being perfect, but by how you deal with your imperfections.
Accept responsibility for your actions. Be accountable for your results. Take responsibility for your mistakes.

Which other ways do people take responsibility or show irresponsibility?

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