Jul 20

Guest Post: Personal Responsibility: Are you a Victim?

By Carolyn R. Owens

Personal Responsibility

There are so many thoughts that come to mind when we talk about the subject of personal responsibility. We often avoid talking about the subject because it’s something we really don’t want to accept about ourselves, the things we don’t won’t to face. However, when you don’t take a look at your own actions and behaviors, you can become a victim of life. So what do we mean by personal responsibility? We have to begin by understanding the definition of responsibility.

 Responsibility is the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or of having control over someone. A lot of times we don’t want to take it on, we don’t want to deal with certain things that are happening in our lives. Taking it a little further, personal responsibility is the idea that human beings choose, instigate, or otherwise cause their own actions. This is the responsibility we have for ourselves.

 When you think about he word victim, what comes up for you? What does that mean to you? What does the word victim mean to you? When I talk about victim in terms of personality responsibility, I am not talking about a victim of a crime, but being a victim of your circumstances.

God give us free will to make choices. With the choices we make we understand there are consequences for those choices. We often don’t stop to think that taking no action, well that’s a choice to. There are consequences for inaction, not making decisions – the choices we make or don’t make.

Often time we spend to much time blaming others and not taking responsibility for the choices we make. We allow this to hold us prison in our on lives, actions, everything we are doing. It’s as if we have surrendered control of our lives to everything that is happening to us. We are not enjoying life but instead letting life just happen to us…(Read more.)

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