Being responsible means others can trust you to do things with excellence. You accept accountability for your actions. When you make a mistake, you offer amends instead of excuses. Responsibility is the ability to respond ably and to make smart choices.
I wrote a piece called the The Four Agreements, it was based off of the book with the same name. It was my short version of what I thought each agreement meant- within that piece, there was so much to do with responsibility. In my opinion- it’s Personal Responsibility. I think the way we take personal responsibility is the way we live our lives. The one who knows how to apologize, analyze, correct and move on- is the one who has perspective and experience of life.
Even the first sentence above that speaks to doing things with excellence- when hold ourselves and others in high regard we don’t make excuses and we don’t argue for our limitations. We’re constantly on a journey of growth and expansion AND we make a personal commitment to our growth.
Being able to respond instead of react is huge and just that alone requires us to build our consciousness- it’s a gift to ourselves to commit to not be on auto-pilot where we allow our subconscious ego mind dictate and react.
I will give thanks and choose this day to BE the best version of me that I could possibly be…