In this weeks, MondayMotivator,
- Responsibility embodies a key trait of great leaders and involves acknowledging personal and professional obligations.
- It encompasses honouring commitments, where actions speak louder than words, emphasising accountability for one’s role in various spheres of life.
- Accepting responsibility fosters personal growth, empowering individuals to face life’s challenges by actively fulfilling duties and obligations.
A disproportionate number of people abrogate their personal and business responsibilities. Yet, one of the attributes of great leaders is responsibility.
Have you ever asked yourself the following?
Do I accept responsibility for what I did, whether right or wrong or am I leaving that to others?
For example, too many people hand over the role of parent to the schoolteachers, whose position is to educate, not to parent.
Responsibility means a sense of who you are and what your duties are. It also means an awareness of the outcome of those duties.
Responsibility has many functions.
Keeping your word when you say you will do something is a promise made and kept.
Matching your words with action for talk is cheap. But people will pay for action. It is fulfilling the obligations of your role in life, which demands a sense of duty, especially towards others.
Every action taken or avoided carries its own consequences, a reckoning that must eventually be addressed. Whether one embraces responsibility or evades it, the outcomes, sooner or later, demand resolution.
When thinking about responsibilities, the following will help.
Whatever my duties or obligations are, I will act responsibly and fulfil the role I undertook. By accepting responsibility, I am building my strength and learning to deal with life better.