I am responsible for my own actions

Accountability - You must take responsibility for all that you say and do in your life. You have the ability to make your life as wonderful as the decisions you make.

This choice is an awesome gift and when used properly will render all the joy, excitement and confidence in every part of your life.

When you think about the concept it may sound scary at first. It may even sound negative. However, when you get a good perspective on it, you will see that it is very positive.

Being accountable is a strength. It means that you know the difference between right and wrong, and that you have the ability to act upon your conscience. It means that in any situation, you always have the opportunity to do the right thing.

Of course, sometimes people do make mistakes. The flip side of accountability means being responsible for your own actions.

If you make a mistake or do something wrong, even if it was not intentional, you need to own up to your mistakes. When you admit a mistake and do your best to make up for it, you are showing yourself as a strong and courageous person.

When you hold yourself accountable for your own actions, you are also showing that you are a person of good character. A weak person makes excuses for his behavior, or leaves it up to others to hold him accountable.

A person of good character, on the other hand, knows that he has it within himself to know the difference between right and wrong, and to know that he is responsible for his own actions.

Knowing that you have this ability within yourself is a powerful feeling. It lets you know that you have developed a conscience that is on the right track along and with that a good character is sure to follow through.

When you know that you are responsible for your own actions and make this principle a part of your everyday life, you have a great reason to be proud of yourself.

You will see that being accountable is not scary at all. Instead, it is one of the most basic foundations for a fulfilling, happy life.

Being responsible for your own actions will help you to get along better with other people, too. You will be doing your part to make your world a better place for yourself and everyone else who is in it.

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I must take responsibility for all that I do regardless

You may know some people who do not take responsibility for their actions. Whether they are trying to keep themselves out of trouble, or trying to appear larger-than-life, they always have a way of shifting the blame onto someone else.

What they have in common is that they are not well-liked-- and they are not respected. In fact, they probably don't respect themselves very much, either.

On the other hand, accountability is a sign of a strong person. It is a sign that you have integrity. When you are willing to take responsibility for all that you do, regardless of the situation or consequences, it shows that you have good character and maturity.

Everyone makes mistakes. It is a part of being human. This is true for people of all ages, from every walk of life. How you approach your mistakes is the key to whether you have developed good character and maturity.

When you are able to readily acknowledge a mistake, and claim responsibility for it, you are demonstrating that you have what it takes. Admitting a wrong, and doing your best to set it right, is a positive trait that is not difficult to learn.

Some people have the error in judgment of thinking that accountability is a form of weakness.

They believe that they must be perfect, or at least appear perfect to others. Some also think that getting away with their mistakes will lead others to respect them even more.

If you know someone like this, you know that this line of thought always backfires. Not accepting responsibility for one's actions is a sign of weakness, and gains no respect from other people.

When you make a mistake, you can own up to your actions. You can admit that whether the mistake was intentional or unintentional, it was indeed your fault.

You can then try to correct the action by making up for it, and by doing better the next time that you are faced with a decision or a challenge.

While part of being accountable is admitting a mistake, you are showing an even stronger sense of responsibility when you learn from your mistakes.

Attempting to pass the blame to someone else is never positive. Claiming that you were not at fault for a decision or an action is never positive. Taking full responsibility for everything that you do and say is a sign of maturity and strength.

It is one of the most essential components in a person of good character. Regardless of your age, you can show yourself as a person who is strong, mature and accountable.

When you make these characteristics a part of your everyday life and interacting with other people, you will not only gain their respect, you will also have good reason to respect yourself.

A good way to look at it is that fault-finding is only positive when the fault is your own and you are able to admit it. Accepting the responsibility that comes with being accountable is one of the basic foundations for a life of self respect.

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