Explore the value of Responsibility
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Stanley Martin Lieber
The moment you accept responsibility for EVERYTHING in your life is the moment you gain the power to change ANYTHING in your life.
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.
Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.
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.
Sir Winston Churchill
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.
One of the annoying things about believing in free will and individual responsibility is the difficulty of finding somebody to blame your problems on. And when you do find somebody, it's remarkable how often his picture turns up on your driver's license.
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’
"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...
Haunted House CeoSubmitted by Christine
I was in 8th grade, and every year the 8th grade science teacher set up a haunted house for our school's fall carnival. The year that I was in his class, he decided that he wanted to put me in charge of the set-up of the haunted house. I gladly accepted this challenge. I was in control of planning what the...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Responsibility’
Phillip HorneSubmitted by Kimberly Robertson
My birth father died when I was 5 years old. He died active military, while stationed in Hawaii. My mom moved 3 girls, myself, her other daughter, and my birth fathers daughter back to Texas. She met the man I call dad at parents without partners, a military function, and that was the greatest day of my life. I...
Dalia PSubmitted by
I wanted to write about a person named D. What inspires me about her is the courage with which rises every time there is an adversity in her life. She made me realize people don’t become heroes when they fight others; they become greater heroes when they fight their inner self. I know of no other person in my...
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