Accountability is taking responsibility for your own actions. It goes even deeper than that. When you are accountable, you gain the respect of others both in your personal and professional life. I am sure you have heard the phrase “He is a man of his word”. We value those that can live up to our expectations and look at those individuals with a certain level of respect and dependability.
“When you’re screwing up and nobody says anything
to you anymore, that means they’ve given up on you.”
Randy Pausch,author, The Last Lecture .
What Happens When You Are Not Accountable.
One becomes to be irritable, demanding, hard to get along and critical of others because you begin to impose your false standards of what is expected of them. The only accomplishment to this point is to create a false person with unrealistic views and without change will continue to corrupt ones life.
Once this habit of refusing to accept personal responsibility is maintained, your character can become slowly transformed. You may tend to become someone who is irresponsible, a quitter, reliant on others, disturbed, unhappy, hopeless, angry, irrational, and defiant. These qualities are not success enhancers.
“A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody.” Thomas Paine
The Time Is Now! Take Charge!
Do you remember, when you were able to take responsibility or observed another doing so, it may have been difficult although should have rewarded. By being able to free yourself from what is holding you back will begin to remind you of happier more confident times. Practice is the key to success.
- First realize blaming others for your choices is not good practice.
- Making mistakes are human, admitting your errors will get you respect.
- Pretending to be some one you are not is an indication of low self-esteem; work on your own self-esteem and personal growth.
- No need to feel you are less important, inferior or unworthy.
- Build self-confidence which with lessen the feeling of being defensive when you make a mistake.
- Show compassion and empathy to others, and you cannot appear self-centered.
- Insecurities are created by fear of judgment or failure. Learn tools to work with and overcome your fears.
- ACCEPT YOURSELF FOR ALL YOU ARE.
- BY being objective, it eliminates bias or prejudices.
- Stop being the victim and feeling bad for yourself.
- Develop a spiritual self which can strengthen your self-awareness.
If you find yourself struggling to any areas of this article, and would like to build on your personal strengths and accountability, please contact me for a complimentary consultation,
Amanda Scocozzo, C.P.C.
(347) 913-LIFE (5433)