My friend Rick Sapio sent this to me.Â I like it.
Responsibility begins with the willingness to be accountable for everything you cause around you and everything that happens in your life, your family, your company, your career, your relationships, your choices, your universe.
It starts with the willingness to experience yourself as causing what occurs.
Responsibility is not a burden, fault, praise, blame, credit, shame, or guilt.
All of these include judgments, evaluations and complaints of good and bad, right and wrong, or better and worse.
JUDGMENTS, EVALUATIONS AND COMPLAINTS ARE NOT RESPONSIBILITY, THEY ARE THE ABSENCE OF RESPONSIBILITY. They do not cause you to be accountable for what happens around you. They cause you to be a victim rather than a force.
Responsibility starts with the willingness to deal with a situation from the point of view that you are the source of who you are, what you have accomplished, how other people view you and deal with you, what you own, what happens around you, and what will happen in the future. Nobody is responsible for this but you.
This point of view extends to include what is done to you by others, since you are the cause of how others feel about you. Responsibility includes what others do to each other around you.
Ultimately, responsibility is you causing what happens around you and what occurs in the world.Â