Explore the value of Responsibility
The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.
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.
To decide, to be at the level of choice, is to take responsibility for your life and to be in control of your life.
Abbie M. Dale
Words have special powers. The power to create smiles or frowns. The power to generate laughs or tears. The power to lift up or put down. The power to motivate or de-motivate. The power to teach good or evil. The power to express love or hate. The power to give or take. The power to heal or harm. Choose your words carefully.
Parents can only give good advice or put [their children] on the right path, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
Robert "Bob" Jones
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.
George L. Bell
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Personal Stories About ‘Responsibility’
"Learning Responsibility"Submitted by judy
The year was 1923, and Genia was 13. Genia's father had just died. In 1923 , if someone had an upstruction of the bowels , they would have to wait until morning for surgery. Genia's father didn't make it until morning , and died at the age of 39. Having come from Poland just 10 years before, Josef had worked for...
My HeroSubmitted by Amairani
On March 28th 2013 my mom received a call. It was from Metro Country Jail turns out it was my dad calling her saying that he got pulled over for not having a license and having opened beer cans & for speeding. He told my mom that he needs her help to get out, if not immigration can go and get him and send him...
StugoSubmitted by Chrissi
In middle school, I was on student council. Every year our STUGO (Student Government) held a Talent Show. There was a week of auditions before the talent show. We had 10-20 kids from the local high school's STUGO come and judge the auditions and the show. There were only 6 people total on our STUGO team. All of...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Responsibility’
James ASubmitted by Ginger Newsom
Daddy served in the Army and fought in the Korean War. There were some close calls but He made it home. Not long after he got back to the USA he married my Mother. May 13, 1964 my mother was killed in a car wreck, leaving my little brother age 3, sister age 5 and myself age 10. My hero, Daddy, owned his own...
Helen SSubmitted by Lila Van Horn
Helen was abused and had a very rough life as a child. She had been married four times and had three children by the age of 21. She finished high school, went to college and raised her children alone without welfare. She's a highly trained professional. If anyone had a right to lay back and think 'the world owes...
Michael CSubmitted by
My hero is just a simple man. Michael is the one who made a lot of sacrifice to his career since he was just 16 years old. He didn't know how to enjoy life; how to spend time with friends in those days because he had too many dreams to fulfill. He's been focused on his dreams since he was really...
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abebe, Addis Ababa
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We need to leave behind: "I didn't know, I didn't understand, I didn't think" and take responsibility for our actions. It is time to take responsibility to know, to understand and to think for ourselves without blaming others or expecting others to do it for us.
My father had this saying:
You can pretend to care but you can't pretend to show up.
George L. Bell
Greg B, Fruit Heights, UT