Sense of Responsibility
by: Lilet Jacaban

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.”- Jim Rohn

“The most important thing is to have a sense of responsibility, commitment, and concern for each of our fellow human beings.” – Dalai Lama.

This statement fosters character development and challenges people in building self-discipline. Human beings are naturally self-seeking and consciousness carrier. With our sense of responsibility, determining satisfaction and success in all areas of our lives will be a lot easier.

Sense of responsibility connotes the awareness of one’s obligations; it’s like doing what we suppose to do. How do we know about our responsibilities in life? As we go along the journey of life, we encounter and learn a lot of things which includes our responsibilities. A sense of self, happiness, security, and danger which are all part of human being’s totality.

A strong sense of responsibility affects how an individual carry out life and how one makes an effort and undertakings to achieve all the desires in life. As we mature, our responsibilities become more comprehensibly obvious – responsibility to ourselves, to our family, to our friends, to the community and to the whole society. It is very important to personally feel responsible in life. It is just right to take control of our life and learn to carry the weight of responsibility and the blame when something goes wrong. We ought to do things that have been tasked to us whether for the benefit of ourselves or for others. We need to awake the general consciousness within us to be aware of the responsibilities assigned to us. Setting aside the fear of unknown could help us get in the way. Trying to do new things or going into another path will help us grow and realize many things that we have to keep in mind. Giving ourselves limitless chances to grow and putting no boundaries in learning would help us face our responsibilities in a lighter way – unleashing our true potentials and stepping out of our comfort zones. A case when sense of responsibility is working with us.

Responsibility extends beyond ourselves and our own well-being and needs. It does not just talk about oneself but encompassing the totality of an individual and the whole society you are being into. When one feels responsible of himself and be able to cope with it, it will be easier to apply this sense of responsibility at its entirety. Feel the true freedom of choosing what you will do, when you are going to do and for whom you are going to do it. To mature is taking all your responsibilities in life. Make the purpose of your responsibilities at its highest peak of desire on exercising and sharing the sense of humanity. Respond to life at your own terms and be independently seeking for your own growth and instead of being a liability, be an asset of the society. With this, let me ask you, how do you practice your responsibilities in life?

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