When it comes to accomplishments and the glitz & glam of life, we enjoy the attention and recognition – it does feel good to achieve much and to be recognized for your efforts, especially when there is a lot of blood, sweat and tears involved.
Great moments of praise don’t often come around, but when I land a good gig, or excel immensely at a task, then I celebrate, even if it’s just me, I celebrate. Why? Because it is an accomplishment and I should be celebrated, and so should you!
It’s easy to lay claim to the accomplishments and enjoy the limelight while we’re being fussed over, but what about those really nasty blunders we cause, those incorrect choices we make or the unforgivable job opportunity we blew? What happens when we make bad decisions for our family and before you know it, the house is for sale and divorce is knocking on the door?
Okay, so maybe I’m being rather dramatic right now, but this could well be someone’s story – we make mistakes all the time, no one is immune to mistakes!
No one likes to be the bad guy or be known as the one who messed up, even admitting that to oneself can be so very difficult. But here’s the thing about responsibility – if the shoe fits, I must wear it! I am responsible! It is not easy and some days I certainly don’t feel like ‘being responsible’, but I have no other choice, it’s something as vital as breathing.
At work I have a certain amount of authority, and that authority demands responsibility. At home, I too have authority, and there I also must take responsibility for my actions and decisions; good or bad, I must take it and make the most out of it.
We live in a world which teaches us that if we ignore it long enough it will go away… Sadly we cannot ignore the trash and dirt pilling up, the dishes stacking higher and higher, the child that needs taking care of, the house that needs maintenance; we simply can’t just run away or bury our heads in the sand like an ostrich.
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