Accountability

By Derrick Grace II

Accountability is a touchy subject. We often project or deflect our own accountability issues on those around us without knowing it. It is great to have someone in your corner not afraid to call you on your antics and you the same for them. Accountability, responsibilty, and liability all are important self reliant issues. They're a major part of your progression in all of your endeavors. Most, if not all, of us either have known or know someone who feel like they just have the worst luck, were dealt a horrible hand, or keep excuses on standby just in case something doesn't work in their favor. In my opinion, if we took our preparation and discipline more serious our plans would go smoother more often than not. I am no saint. I fall short sometimes myself. It's just a matter of that self talk in the mirror every morning that keeps me on the straight and narrow. If you ever feel yourself losing sight or failing don't fret. You are not alone. An amazing preventive measure is self talks daily. Set aside 15 minutes daily to stand and chat with yourself in your bathroom mirror. After all you do spend the most time with yourself and talk the least to yourself. Isn't that crazy? We only chat with ourselves when we are chastising ourselves for failures or mistakes when those are necessary to succeed and stay in succession. Although we don't live in a perfect world, I'm one to believe we possess more control than we were taught to believe. Take some time to reevaluate your habits, situations, and your focus on the task or tasks at hand. Work harder at it, make your planning more extensive, factor in the opposition, and different scenarios. I guarantee your plans will stay on course more often than not. This in turn will strenghten your confidence being that you know the goals ahead can be obtained. Your body of work will speak for itself and the tribe you need, instead of want, will flock to you. We all have that dependent we can say to ourselves "I KNOW THEY'RE GOING TO COME THROUGH!" about. Be that person for yourself and others, but most importantly for yourself. You can't pour from an empty vessel. 


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  • Thank you…this was powerful.

    Tanya on

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