I look around at the world today and I wonder what people are thinking and why they do what they do. It seems to me that most people these days refuse to take responsibility for the things that they do. Or don’t do. And I don’t understand that. When you refuse to take responsibility for things that you do you start doing stupid things or making poor judgments. You start feeling entitled or that the world somehow owes you something because you are here. I don’t get that at all.
You see, if you want to achieve something in your life you have to make an effort to change something in your life. If you want a better job you have to go look for one. They don’t usually come knocking and ask you to come to work for them. If you want to lose weight, you have to exercise more or eat less. Otherwise, you are not going to lose weight. it’s not that complicated. But if you are sitting around watching TV and scarfing down devil dogs, well, that’s on you.
If your business is not doing well, it means that you are not doing something right. Your products are not in demand, your customer service sucks, or something about your business is not making customers happy. Again, that is on you and your business. You either have to figure out what is wrong and take action or your business is not going to get any better. It will likely get worse. So if you want different results, take responsibility for what you do and make those corrections.
One of the biggest issues we have today is that people feel entitled to do whatever the hell they want and to hell with anyone else. These are the people who, in spite of COVID and the danger to others, refuse to wear masks or take precautions. Normally I would say, well, you deserve the consequences but when it comes to this disease, whatever you do can place others in danger.
We all have a stake in this planet and our roles on it. We need to take that responsibility seriously and do what is right not only for ourselves but for others as well. We hear about pollution and garbage and such but you know what? That plastic in the oceans or the masks and gloves on our trains and parking lots didn’t get there by itself. Someone threw it there. Someone didn’t care enough to act responsibly and felt it was up to someone else to fix the issue.
The wonderous thing about taking responsibility for our actions is that once we do that we start to really think about what we do. We start making an effort to make things better. To make our planet better. to create better products and a more customer friendly business. And from those efforts come success. Success not only in our business but in our life as well.
Isn’t that reason enough to be responsible?