Accepting responsibility is one of the most difficult task most people would have to deal with throughout their life.
Here are habits that would make you a highly responsible person
1. Set Life Goals
Highly responsible people never live in limbo. Limbo here refers to a ‘country’ where no plans are made, no goals are set and no targets are met. Responsible people recognize the truth in the argument that, “the best way to achieve nothing is to aim at everything.” Goals give direction and bring purpose to our time every day. He, who despises goals in life, never achieves anything of substance.
2. Use your time Effectively
Time is the currency of success handed each of the over 7 Billion people on earth, but only a handful are really investing each second in something worthwhile. How one spends his time is an indication of how effective he will be. Highly responsible people are very conscious of the 24 hours we all are blessed with. The major difference between an effective man and an undisciplined soul lies in the realm of time usage. Every second that is lost to unproductive work is a million dollar opportunity gone wasted. Highly responsible people approach life from this perspective.
3. Take Risk/ Make Sacrifices
The major decision one shall make in this life would have one or more alternatives which must be forgone. The decision to be effective itself comes with the tacit acknowledgement that an effective life is a better choice to loose living. Accepting responsibility is impossible without taking risk and making sacrifices and highly responsible people by extension are highly sacrificial people. To become a responsible l person, you must commit to let go of certain things in your life. It may be a relationship, it may be spending time with friends, it may even be resigning from a job altogether.
4. Be highly Principled
Highly responsible people by default are set up to be very principled and disciplined people. To the disciplined soul, “A” can never become“B” as “B” can never be “A.” His principles are at the soul of his heart and once he loses his principles, he loses himself. Principles are to the disciplined man as spontaneity is to the undisciplined man. A life without principles is a life set up for frustrations and failure. Principles are the building blocks that hold life together. Highly responsible people have the knack for living according to laid down principles.