Nearly every day something will trigger the Scale of Accountability. It keeps coming back to mind to me. I posted this last year, but it is something that has been great to keep a perspective on things on so many levels.
Often I see people around me angered and frustrated with the situations they are in- I hear them explaining things away as though they are “circumstantial” or must be blamed on other things around them. I wonder what their life is like day-to-day. Are they feeling like a victim; acting like a victim?
There are so many of those people who seem to appear in so many places in life. They seem to be lost because they don’t have a “center” in their lives, but they aren’t looking for one either. Often they surround themselves with more people who feel the way they do, which just makes it all the easier to stay in the place they are. They are unsure why they are stuck in a place they don’t want to be, but that is “the way it is” they’ll say…
So I ask my kids to be accountable to themselves and also to the life they choose and to God. Be aware, take action when they need to make a difference in what is happening. Things will change. Life will take on a new meaning.
The Scale of Accountability: What direction do you take?
Are You Accountable?
- Make It Happen – DO IT
- Find Solutions – SOLVE IT
- Own Responsibility – OWN IT
- Acknowledge Situation – SEE IT
Are You A Victim?
- Wait and Hope It Gets Better
- Excuses-Reasons “I can’t”
- Blaming Others
- Responsibility (thendley.wordpress.com)