JANUARY 24, 2021
“The price of greatness is responsibility.”—Winston Churchill
How many people want to live extraordinary lives? Many, almost all.
And how many people want to live extraordinary lives with responsibility? Almost none.
We all want great work, great education, great families, great countries, great cities, and a great bank account, but very few of us realize that all of these great things come to us in a “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” manner. With each of these “great” things, “great” responsibility comes along.
The problem is that unlike most shopping scenarios, we detest this specific “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” offer. It turns out that we synonymize responsibility with burden and stress. Whenever we are held responsible or accountable for something, we feel that burden and stress come along with it. This is a plain lie.
In reality, responsibility means freedom, growth, and abundance, and that’s why responsibility is important. When we realize this fact, the “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” offer immediately starts sounding more lucrative and pleasing.
Why is Responsibility Important?
The moment we hear that responsibility brings freedom, growth, abundance, and joy, we subconsciously feel relieved. But soon enough, our mind questions back and asks, “How can that be possible? How can responsibility make us more joyful, abundant, free, and growth-oriented?”
These questions will plague our minds until they get what they want— an answer. Therefore, it is better to give it to them right away and understand why responsibility is important and how it works.
Responsibility makes you accountable for your actions. It removes the possibility and the chance for you to make excuses or blame the result of your actions onto someone else. Responsibility pushes you out of denial and into acceptance, giving you the chance to learn from your mistakes and grow.
That’s how responsibility helps you grow. It gives you freedom by making you accountable and hands you the chance to prosper by allowing you to make your own decisions. That makes responsibility an important force; we only need to understand how to utilize it to the fullest.
How to Become More Responsible?
Responsibility is not a single transformation; it is a way of living. Responsibility is a practice and a lifestyle we need to inculcate to achieve greatness, have great things and act greatly. We need to practice responsibility, and soon, it will become a part of us.
There are three things we need to do to become more responsible and make the best use of this “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” offer:
Acceptance is the parent of responsibility. Until and unless we don’t accept ourselves, our actions, and the results we get, we will not become responsible. We need to instill the practice of acceptance day by day by taking simple actions that will soon become a habit and then a part of our identity.
You can start practicing acceptance from this moment, right now. You are reading this post not because someone told you to do that, but because you were curious or wanted to learn something new. Someone can recommend you to read something, but they cannot force you to do that because in the end, the decision is yours, and you are consciously taking the action of opening this post and reading it. When you understand this, you go into the state of acceptance. It is as simple as that – start wherever you are, and you will proceed.
Start accepting your life, and responsibility will become freedom, bliss, and joy.
After you accept responsibility for your actions and yourself, you need to reflect on what needs improvement. Life is never perfect; it is a cycle of progress and improvement. And that is what you need to do. You need to find out and reflect upon the areas you need to improve upon and are in sync with your goal.
Let’s say that you decide to work on your communication skills because you want to become a trainer. You have now assumed responsibility for your life and cannot say that you have poor communication skills because of someone or something. You cannot deny feedback, and you cannot give excuses. So the only thing, and the correct thing you can do after assuming responsibility, is to find out how you can improve on your skills instead. The former actions of blaming your mediocrity on someone else will not take you anywhere. The second action of taking responsibility and reflecting on your improvement will actually take you to success.
You also need to consider criticism. If someone criticizes your actions and progress or speaks negatively about them, you don’t need to justify, make excuses or deny the negative criticism. You are now a responsible person, and you must consider criticism as constructive feedback and reflect on it. You may find another critical area you need to work upon.
After you accept responsibility and reflect on how you can improve, you need to start taking conscious action. When you are taking action, you are practicing responsibility, and when you are doing it regularly, you are making responsibility a habit and a lifestyle.
Whenever you face obstacles, you must overcome them by following the same loop of acceptance, reflection, and action. This loop of responsibility will keep you accountable for your actions and help you achieve more and more in your life.
Responsibility will help you achieve all the greatness you seek in your life. Once you start to practice it and experience the freedom, joy, control, and abundance it gives you in your life, you will say to yourself, “This was the Best ‘Buy 1 Get 1 Free’ Offer I ever came across!”
I sincerely thank you for investing your precious time into reading this post! I have tried my best to make it worth your time! I am open to any feedback or questions – you can share them in the comment section below, and I will surely reply!
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