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One principle that stands above all others: personal accountability


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When we take ownership of our actions through personal accountability, we're take the reins of our lives. We ditch the blame game and recognize the power to shape our own reality. This mindset is a game-changer; it transforms feelings of helplessness into empowerment.

Personal accountability is more than just saying, "My bad." It's about setting the bar higher for ourselves. It means setting goals and making sure we follow through. It's about owning our mistakes, learning from them, and striving to do better next time. It's all about being true to ourselves, staying honest, and sticking to our word.

It sets us apart, earning respect not only from others but also from ourselves. It's the foundation of trust and credibility, which are essential for success in any area of life.

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What is the point of this topic?  More to inform and partly to vent.

Mark Robinson gets it.


On a sensitive topic, Mark emphasizes that individuals owe a debt to those who fought for freedom and equality, including ancestors who endured slavery and discrimination.  He urges listeners to take responsibility for their own lives, emphasizing the importance of education, hard work, and family responsibility. Mark argues that individuals should honor the sacrifices of past generations by actively contributing to society and taking control of their own destiny.

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21 minutes ago, jross said:

What is the point of this topic?  More to inform and partly to vent.

Mark Robinson gets it.


On a sensitive topic, Mark emphasizes that individuals owe a debt to those who fought for freedom and equality, including ancestors who endured slavery and discrimination.  He urges listeners to take responsibility for their own lives, emphasizing the importance of education, hard work, and family responsibility. Mark argues that individuals should honor the sacrifices of past generations by actively contributing to society and taking control of their own destiny.

If only parents would teach this to their children. Then it would be great if this was taught in ALL OF OUR SCHOOLS and University's. 

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It was a challenging morning at work, particularly dealing with a colleague. When my daughter asked about it, I drew a comparison to waking up without water due to a broken line outside our home. If, as the homeowner, I shrugged off responsibility and pointed you to the utility company, it wouldn't solve the problem. Similarly, just as a ship captain must steer through a storm or ensure the engineer addresses mechanical issues, my company product owners are responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction, even when issues arise externally.

In this instance, despite weeks of feedback about customer dissatisfaction, one product owner avoids accountability, passing the blame elsewhere. My role involves overseeing performance improvements across products, much like guiding multiple ships as a navigator. Despite my efforts to address this one product issue by identifying its root cause and solution, this product owner remains inactive.

It's disheartening to witness such a lack of accountability and care. My anger simmers.

My kid's hear about blame shifters that exist even in the strangest places, like the work environment and wrestling community.

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11 hours ago, jross said:

What is the point of this topic?  More to inform and partly to vent.

Mark Robinson gets it.


On a sensitive topic, Mark emphasizes that individuals owe a debt to those who fought for freedom and equality, including ancestors who endured slavery and discrimination.  He urges listeners to take responsibility for their own lives, emphasizing the importance of education, hard work, and family responsibility. Mark argues that individuals should honor the sacrifices of past generations by actively contributing to society and taking control of their own destiny.

What about the principle of 'it takes a village'? 

You can be helped greatly or harmed irreparably from those around you. Should we not strive for justice in those unfortunate situations?  

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1 hour ago, ThreePointTakedown said:

What about the principle of 'it takes a village'? 

You can be helped greatly or harmed irreparably from those around you. Should we not strive for justice in those unfortunate situations?  

Personal responsibility forms the foundation upon which the principle of "it takes a village" operates.

There is no village without personal responsibility.  

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38 minutes ago, jross said:

Personal responsibility forms the foundation upon which the principle of "it takes a village" operates.

There is no village without personal responsibility.  

This!

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12 minutes ago, ThreePointTakedown said:

Who decides what constitutes a 'responsible' act? 

It is with great enthusiasm and unwavering confidence that I formally nominate David Goggins.

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4 minutes ago, Bigbrog said:

How do you define vision?  And what constitutes a day?

In this context, what someone wants. So as it relates toy response, if the values of the society of which I’ve chosen to belong as an adult does not fit what I want, I will twist and turn to make it fit what I want because….its all about me. 
 

I don’t know how to answer your second question. Seems not needed to be answered. 

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8 minutes ago, WrestlingRasta said:

In this context, what someone wants. So as it relates toy response, if the values of the society of which I’ve chosen to belong as an adult does not fit what I want, I will twist and turn to make it fit what I want because….its all about me. 
 

I don’t know how to answer your second question. Seems not needed to be answered. 

I actually meant my questions as a dig at TPTD

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14 minutes ago, WrestlingRasta said:

In vision….yes. Just pick a day and read this board. 

Totally get it.

It just bothers me that the 'personal responsibility' people don't want to see nuance in situations or understand that right and wrong can look pretty grey to someone from a different perspective. Not that they are wrong necessarily but to not lock themselves into a right/wrong way of thinking. 

I feel its a way of saying 'my moral code' without saying it. But i could be wrong. 

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