Explore the value of Responsibility
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
George Bernard Shaw
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.
My belief is that personal freedom cannot grow beyond personal responsibility. The more people that learn to be fully accountable for their lives, the more freedom each of us can enjoy and the more fulfilling all of our lives will be.
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.
Ability is a wonderful thing, but its value is greatly enhanced by dependability. Ability implies repeatability and accountability.
Robert A. Heinlein
Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Robert "Bob" Jones
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.
We must exchange the philosophy of excuse - what I am is beyond my control - for the philosophy of responsibility.
Barbara Charline Jordan
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Personal Stories About ‘Responsibility’
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...
"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...
What Is ResponsabilitySubmitted by Tom Meyer
When I was about 7, my Father gave me regular task to perform- taking out the trash. I noticed that my friend Bobby next door had the same chore , but always seemed to miss or forget? I thought that was not right and asked my Father about it one night. What he said has been with me ever since: Responsibility is...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Responsibility’
Umekia CarrSubmitted by Kyyonna Gray
My hero is my mom because she is there for me when I need her. She helps me with my homework. She may have different ways of doing but she finds a way to help me. Even when she's busy she will stop what she's doing just to help me. But she has showed me how to be responsible threw out life. Because when I was...
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...
Evelyn KershawSubmitted by Karen Collinsworth
My Mom is my hero. As a single mom, she worked as a waitress or cook to raise four children. She worked every day no matter the weather or if she was ill. She road the bus to work or walked there if needed. We never had much, but we never felt deprived either. She was always there for us when we needed her. ...
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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