Accept Responsibility

For those of you who called or sent me an email about not receiving this blog, thank-you. I was in Naples for a few days of rest and relaxation. Now back to creating success.

I believe you have a responsibility to comport yourself in a manner that gives an example to others. As a young man, I prayed for success. Now I pray just to be worthy of it.–Brendan Fraser

Will you accept responsibility for your actions and your example? Would your close friends and family describe you as a person who accepts responsibility? Many of you had the opportunity to watch Michael Jordon and the Chicago Bulls in their heyday. You always knew that if the game was close at the end, Michael would be the go to person. Michael was willing to accept the responsibility for either the loss or in most cases the win. Michael counted on winning and was willing to accept the responsibility for the success or failure of his team. He didn’t make excuses or blame others if they lost. Michael was a person who would accept responsibility.

If you think about it, the sign of a mature person is one who will accept responsibility. Being willing to be held accountable, putting yourself on the line is a defining characteristic of adulthood. Think about children. When they are babies, they are totally dependent on you. When they get to adolescence, they want to be totally independent of you. And when they grow into adulthood, their thinking changes to “You can depend on me.” Unfortunately, there are many adults that never reach this maturity level. They never really accept responsibility for their actions and example. They are always blaming someone or something for their circumstances. This is hard people to be around. Make sure your not one.

This blog is written as a way to help people be successful, so if your reading this, you are probably a person who accepts responsibility. If you are on of the few who embraces responsibility, then you can lead and you deserve to lead. Be willing to set the example for others to accept responsibility.  Churchill said, “Responsibility is the price of greatness.”

Have an awesome day.

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