My weekly Angel Card pick this week was responsibility. My take on responsibility is that our actions and words can often reflect how people see us. So it is our responsibility to make sure our words and deeds reflect who we are. We all know our responsibilities at work, family, community and ourselves. We are responsible for our own well-being. To me being responsible means stepping up to the plate and being accountable. I think if we allow our responsibilities to falter and disappointment not only ourselves but others we will pay the price. We will become that individual people cannot count on.
To avoid this we should be clear with what we can and cannot do for people. Telling someone yes and not following through is more devastating than just saying no at the start. It is our responsibility to let people know where we stand and what we can do. We can’t do it all and that is okay, but we are responsible for following through even if it is so say not at this time.
So let’s look at our current responsibilities. Are we faltering on any? Are we just going through the motions with some that are no longer relevant? Can we delegate? Say no? I want to be an individual people can count on – that means being responsible for my words and actions. Becoming overwhelmed with responsibilities is not doing me or others any good. Let us check our words and deeds and make sure they reflect who we are. We are responsible for that!
Let me know what responsibility means to you.
You can always start now!