Take Responsibility

Do you take responsibility for yourself and for your actions?  Even if you screw up by mistake, do you take responsibility for it?  Or do you cry to everyone, get others involved in your drama, make excuses, blame others, hideout, and avoid?

Amazingly more people behave as described above than those who take full, 100% responsibility.  This is not the kind of behavior that makes for a good referral partner.  It is important that we each take 100% Responsibility for what we do, both personally and professionally.

Integrity and ethics are built upon our taking responsibility for ourselves and our actions consistently, it requires that we speak up and say what is right, and when we are wrong.  Integrity and ethics are important to the referral relationship.  If your referral partners cannot trust 100% that you will act with integrity, ethics and responsibility they are not going to refer you business.

Ask yourself, do you take 100% responsibility or do you make excuses.  Do you speak up for what is right, or do you hope others will?  Do you divide or do you unite others?

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3 responses to “Take Responsibility

  1. Pingback: Topics about Religion » Take Responsibility

  2. Great minds! My next topic is take 100% responsibility.

    You used the word “trust”. What a magnificent way to get things done.

    People close to me want me to tell them things I promised other people close to me I wouldn’t repeat. Now, if I did that, would they trust me to keep their secrets?

    Nice blog.

  3. Stephen, I think as a whole we are a nation of people who know longer take responsibility for ourselves, we expect others to fix it for us. I firmly believe that we are responsible for 100% of our lives. When I act responsibly people trust me, when I do not, they do not trust me.

    That holds true for Organization too our trust is built on their responsibility.

    Thanks for your comment.

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