Mittwoch, 15. Mai 2013

be responsible

responsible. a very simple word, isn't it? it's an adjective which means: having an obligation to do something as part of a job or role; or being the primary cause of something and so able to be blamed or credited for it.

everything you do, you must be responsible for it. no matter what it is. don't be a coward; dare enough to do it but afraid to be responsible of it. and me myself rarely have respect on people who escape from the responsibility. what a sissy!

I responsible for every word I say, every act I do, and every thought I think; for myself. I have enough courage. I'm not afraid of the responsibilities I should take. I'm not a chicken; though my CZ is rooster lol. come on, guys. don't be too serious here.

my 4th semester, I should admit, is kinda a mess. a 8-month hiatus made me lazy and oversimplify things; including lectures, quizzes, tasks, and even final projects. I think my GPA is having fun, doing freefall or skydiving. hell of a mess, it is. but it's having more fun than me. LOL

my fellow colleagues from my student organization just voted me as the project officer of orientation week for the new students of my university. another new responsibility as a head. shouldn't be afraid of this one. shouldn't be afraid of taking and having responsibilities as it means that many people believe me. why should I doubt myself? why should I reject the responsibility? ain't it fun to have responsibility? :p anyway, once again, thanks for trusting me with the new responsibility :D

so, how to be responsible? here are some tips from wikihow:
  1. understand that responsibility is earned. It's not something you're entitled to. if someone is hesitant to give you additional responsibility, it's probably because you've been nonchalant with the responsibilities you already have. you might think, "But the responsibilities I have now are so petty/boring/stupid/etc., and if I'm given more of a challenge, I will take it more seriously," but that's a characteristic of irresponsible people; they do things as long as they're challenging, fun, and new, and when that fades, they lose interest.
  2. deal with issues that are forced upon you good examples of this could include dealing with an unplanned pregnancy; caring for a disabled child; or helping family members when they need help. succinctly put when life gives you lemons you juice-'em and make lemonade.
  3. tackle whatever is in front of you. a responsible person does what they said they'd do because they said they would. period. if you want to be seen as more responsible, think about the responsibilities you already have and take them more seriously, no matter how pointless they might seem. consider it a way to pay your dues.
  4. stop making excuses. in any situation, there are always some factors we can't control. irresponsible people tend to shift the blame onto those factors, and vocalize them as excuses. anytime you make an excuse, it's like saying "I am not responsible for this because..." and what you're really saying is "I am not responsible." pay attention to how you think and talk: do you find yourself making excuses? excuses come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common is "I would/would've, BUT..."
  5. start small. as with most other tasks, acting responsibly works best when you can get a bit of momentum going. if you feel crushed under a backlog of responsibilities, start with a few small or fast tasks. being able to cross them off your list will make you feel as though a weight has been lifted, making you more enthusiastic about moving on to bigger responsibilities. before you know it, being responsible will make you feel good and add value to your day.
  6. don't forget anything. there’s a difference between starting a load of laundry before tackling that homework assignment and cleaning the entire house so that you end up “having to” put a project off for another day.
  7. learn from your mistakes. making the most of a mistake is a double-whammy of responsibility: not only does this transform time that was otherwise wasted into a valuable, course-altering experience, but it keeps you from wasting future time by ensuring that you don’t repeat yourself.
  8. view yourself as a creator when you see something that needs doing or needs to change, don't wait for somebody else to do it; be the one to make a positive difference. taking charge will make you feel powerful, which will spill into and improve many other aspects of your life.
I hope this post helps you (a little). I'm not perfect at taking responsibilities, but I'm trying to take them at any rate, as long as they ARE my responsibilities. have good morning/day/night! :D

this is too relevant

“If you hang out with chickens, you're going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you're going to fly.” -Steve Maraboli (Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience, 2013)


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