“The price of greatness is responsibility.” Sir Winston Churchill
If there is something that you want to accomplish on a major scale, you have to be responsible. Being responsible is really absolutely necessary for the individual who wants to survive independently in today’s society. Responsibility is where each individual gives account for all their actions and not passing the bucket because they made a mistake. A responsible individual doesn’t blame someone else for their mistake. I am sure that isn’t YOU. This is what Les Brown said about responsibility, “If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.” How much do you want to accomplish your dreams? Moreover, if you become responsible for every action you take – right or wrong they are yours. If it is not what you were expecting – accept – learn – and make better next time. A responsible person shows that they can be trusted. Are you responsible?
The room for blaming is closed. You have to take 100% responsibility for your actions. Where in life do you want to go? What do you want to achieve? You cannot blame others for not opening the door. That is, if you just sit around waiting for them to open the door to your greatness. I said “YOUR GREATNESS”. You may be standing there for a long time. This is what my Mom told me as teenager, “Son Keep knocking even if the door is closed.” Then I didn’t understand what the heck she was taking about. But, every time I came upon a challenge I would remember those few words. Then I understood and what she was saying became crystal clear. Those words helped me in not blaming someone else for where I was. I had to find the courage and keep it moving. Being responsible should be accepted by everyone, but we all know that some people like to play the blame game. THE BLAME GAME DOESN’T WORK! Blaming causes stagnation; Responsibility produces growth! It was Denis Waitley who said, “A sign of wisdom and maturity is when you come to terms with the realization that your decisions cause your rewards and consequences. You are responsible for your life, and your ultimate success depends on the choices you make.” Responsibility is a vital character to develop!
“All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you.” ~Wayne Dyer
What are you giving up to others that you can do for yourself? If you refuse to be responsible for your life you may be missing out on seeing your full potential. Therefore you have to accepted full responsibility for your life. As Winston Churchill points out in the first quote that the price for greatness is responsibility. By the same token, success is a direct result of how responsible we are in our application to our life, work or school. When you are responsible you get more things done. Being responsible is a CHOICE and you too have that CHOICE. You Have Greatness Within You, So I Urge You To Be Responsible!
The below list are ten responsibility affirmations that you can adopt:
- I am responsible for my own attitude.
- I am 100% responsible for my life
- I accept the great responsibility of true freedom.
- I am responsible for my life and always maintain the power I need to be positive and have joy.
- I am not responsible for the way other people act or feel.
- I am Responsible for how I spend my time. I spend my time wisely.
- I am responsible for the actions I didn’t take. I am a responsible person and I am willing to take more actions.
- I take total responsibility for myself and the choices and decisions I make for myself.
- I accept responsibility for the decision I make.
- I am responsible for my life!
- Bonus! I take responsibility for my own life, my own path and my own destiny by listening to my heart.
It is Your Responsibility To Show Up!