Virtuous Qualities – Responsibility

Being responsible means that others can depend on you. Being responsible means to do something well and to the best of your ability. It is being willing to be accountable for what you do or not do. Responsible means you will accept credit when you do things right and will accept correction or consequences when things go wrong.

Being accountable and showing responsibility demonstrates that your actions can be trusted. Responsibility is highly valued in both business and personal relationships.

To practise responsibility, when you agree to do something, honour that agreement by doing it and as best you can. If you do not want to do something, honour yourself by saying no. Sometimes accepting responsibility can mean extra training or hard work to carry it out.

Taking on responsibility separates you from the sheep majority. It can be a selfless or selfish choice depending on your motivations but either way, once  accepted try to do it well.

“I must do something” always solves more problems than “Something must be done.”   ~  Author Unknown

“First we make our habits, then our habits make us.”                                                                ~ Charles C. Noble

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons,or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.”                                                    ~ Jim Rohn

“You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.”                ~ Martin Luther

“Responsibility is the price of greatness.”                                                                                       ~ Winston Churchill


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