Definition of responsibility – the quality or state of being responsible: such as moral, legal or mental accountability reliabilitytrustworthiness:  something for which one is responsible. To be responsible is to respond, to honor, to be trustworthy – to live to a higher standard.

 Responsibility is an important key to living a moral, happy, content and peaceful life – to be responsible makes for a productive and fulfilling life. When there is awareness then it’s time for responsibility which includes accountability to understand and to either accept, change or break against. Otherwise, you will be stuck and blocked in blame, denial and defensiveness which lead to more of the same. Everyone has issues and trauma in their lives in some form and to continue to use them as an excuse for lack of responsibility and accountability is immaturity. When you know why you behave in a way or think as you do that creates stress and pain in yourself and others and you don’t change it – that is being irresponsible.          

Those without responsibility to self and to others live a lost life. All of us are accountable and there are consequences in life for lack of responsibility and accountability. If you don’t pay your car payment, it will be repossessed. If you don’t pay your utility bills, they will be turned off. If a man is not responsible to and for his wife and her to him – best if done in equal parts – the marriage will fail.

I was overly responsible in my marriages and it lead to destruction. When one person shoulders all the responsibility in a partnership or relationship – the burden becomes too much – balance is impaired and weakness seeps in. Sure at times, one may need to shoulder more responsibly because of circumstances. If you aren’t responsible to your children, family and live a responsible life – it will all fall apart – they will leave – become unruly with a sense of lack, direction and ultimately failure.

Everything worthwhile and of value in life comes from commitment and responsibility to that commitment. And that includes healing of your emotional self. Fears and limits set by imprints and beliefs are often illusions. It’s your responsibility to self to shift in order to live your highest life.

18 thoughts on “Responsibility…”

  1. Exactly and this is what most people in the world today don’t understand. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. Thank you for posting this. Lack of responsibility is what many of our youth suffer from and why they are so many acting like crazies!

  3. If only more people would understand this. This was how the world used to work and it was a good solid world. Now few are responsible and accountable and our world is falling apart. I love your site and how you think. Thank you!

  4. Straight shooting and right! Nothing happens or is real without commitment whether it’s to a job, a person a project, a diet or whatever. Ayn, you write exactly what people of today need to hear. I applaud you! Keep up the good work!

  5. Exacting article. People today have lost the concept of responsibility and accountability in every area. Most are lazy and self-serving and care about no one but their selves. Great article.

  6. Yes Ma’am that is correct commitment,, loyalty Trust is foundation anything less is a mere illusion

  7. What this world needs is more that understand responsibility and accountability. Your words are wisdom. We have allowed no responsibility for actions in too many and for way too long! Sharing!

  8. I do think the world of you
    You seem to have it all
    Brains & beauty, truly beautiful
    I might have to read your book

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