Not taking responsibility for your actions at work causes harm.
When I’m not self-reflective enough I get to have days when I hate what I see in the mirror.
A reflection of my flaws, weaknesses, and failures.
These moments are the most challenging for me.
It’s difficult for a man to face.
I have phases in my life when I think I have my shit together.
Then I get hit with a sharp and uninvited hook.
I experienced this a week ago.
Taking responsibility for your actions at work
I was spoken to about my lack of responsibility. The comparisons hit a nerve (actually, a few).
At the start, my anger was directed at those comments. Then towards him.
But then, as time went on, it slow made its way towards me.
I went away to think about what I had processed:
This is what I got out of my reflections about responsibility:
- Start small and fix what I can now: When life hits me hard, I like to start with what I can fix now. Sometimes it’s working on my immediate physical surroundings. Sometimes it’s reflecting about it through writing.
- Set a plan: I like to write down a plan of action. Simply, a list of all the things I need to get done and a list of the important things in my life, and in this season.
- Responsibilities come in all shapes and sizes: I often forget about the minor details of my life. I have to remember that responsibilities don’t only exist in the bigger details of my life.
My responsibilities also exist in the smaller details of my life.