Tag: responsibility

One piece of advice for my students: responsibility

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You need to start taking responsibility of your life, your decisions, and your faith now.
All of those things matter.
All of those are things where you have a lot of control now.
Yes, you have parents, you have teachers, you have other adults around you who are teaching you.

The great enemy of success: excuses

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It’s common for people to blame officials for their team losing a game.

It’s less common for people to blame officials for losing a game by 29 points. But I found myself in a conversation on Facebook recently with a person who was arguing that officiating cost Ohio State that game.

I say this not to belittle that particular person but it made me think of society and how we approach failure.

Many people struggle with pride and never take responsibility. The problem with that is if you never admit your own mistakes and your own contribution to your life situations, you’ll never be able to grow.

Will Smith, Jordan Peterson and our responsibility in dealing with adversity

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Photo courtesy of Wikimedia commons @Gage Skidmore

Will Smith was imparting some wisdom on Instagram yesterday.

In talking about fault and responsibility, the actor/rapper said, “It don’t matter who’s fault it is that something is broken if it’s your responsibility to fix it.”