Live Responsibly… a daily challenge!
Everyone faces the daily challenge to rake responsibility… seemingly few take the challenge to heart.
Today I had a conversation with a 21 year old and they asked me that question?
Why is it in today’s world so few adults, even adults MUCH older than me, won’t take responsibility and handle the situations in their life.
My answer was short and sweet.
“They don’t want to. They are lazy.”
I could see that wasn’t the answer they were looking for, but their comments about the way many people in their life acts caused them to be perplexed. It perplexes me too.
Several examples were given of people they knew that wouldn’t take the time to talk to their boss, but just didn’t show up for work.
People who tell you one thing, and then do exactly the opposite.
Friends that say they want to live a specific way of life, yet never take action to have that life they want, or help in any way to create it; but they can be very quick to point out how everyone else isn’t helping them fulfill their dreams.
The truth is they don’t want to take responsibility for their actions, but live with the ability to excuse their lives and actions with the grandeur of their intents.
Good intentions are just that… intentions.
The only advice I could give is that they have to live according to the laws of life and responsibility that their conscious requires and not let someone else’s irresponsibility be an excuse for them to live that is beneath them.
Being a producer, a leader, an entrepreneur, a parent, a sibling, a person who is a contributor isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s for the noble who are willing to get in the arena and fight the good fight, regardless of whether or not anyone else gets in the arena with them.
Only when you are willing to do what is required, when you don’t feel like, aren’t inspired, do the work any, make the bed, take out the trash, have the hard conversation, or whatever it is… only when you take the posture of the responsible are you in the group of the few that are ethical and mature.
Life is very much summed up in the Golden Rule: Do unto others, as you’d have them do unto you. That rule requires responsibility.
So embrace the challenge of what you need to be responsible of, and put in the extra effort.
Those that do make an impact.
Those that don’t… well everyone knows who they are.