Responsibility – Def: Good judgment and the ability to act correctly and make decisions on your own
We’ve all heard the expression, “take responsibility.” It’s easy to take responsibility when things are going right. It’s another story when things are going bad. It is why the first step in the 12-step program is to admit one is powerless to handle his/her alcohol problem. In effect, it is taking responsibility. When we take responsibility for the good and poor actions in our lives we are chiseling our character. A person of good character takes responsibility for his/her actions. He/she doesn’t manufacture lies, project blame elsewhere, but has the courage to stand on his/her two feet and take the consequences.