We all have our own responsibilities, but where do they start and where do they end, they are usually divided into various areas of our life, and it is up to us, to know when to say enough………..it is so easy to be taken for granted and your personal responsibility actually ended seven chapters back, so how are you handling these responsibilities of yours.
We are held responsable in our everyday life, social responsibility, do you live in harmony with your community in general, are you a considerate citizen who does not drop litter, you does not leave a bbq alight, are you considerate with others in public places and while driving your car, do you generally follow the rules set out for us when we are not in our own home.
It is a wonderful thing to care, it is a great part of our personality and a quality to have, however you will find as you go through life, that certain people will abuse of your caring character and the saddest part of this quality is that maybe you will suffer more than the abuser.As they feel you are responsable. The person who stretches your caring concern to the limit will think nothing of this abuse as they may even feel it is their right, no matter who this person is family, friend or foe they have no right to take your good nature to the extreme advantages that some will, you can find this in your family and within your workplace, however we must also remember that we allow this to happen, when you start to act in a different way this kind of behaviour can change, as you are giving out the right signal, you are not taking your care away, you are simply putting down a few ground rules, which you must do, to let the other party or parties aware of how you feel and will be allowed to be treated.
Can you tell the difference between responsibility and obligation ? Is it your duty, if so, why ? we at times hold ourselves responsible for various aspects in our life, that in fact are not that way, we see them in certain ways, or we have been made to feel that way, by permanent remarks or repetitive actions within our life time………..breaking this chain is the only way, but only we can do it…….and at times it is made more difficult as emotional blackmail can be used, the biggest responsibility we hold to ourselves and if we feel content and satisfied with what we have done, we have probably done more than are part.
When we have complete conviction of what we have done and are doing in our life, when we feel balanced and at peace, when we are not ashamed of who we are or actions we have taken, when we have fulfilled each role we have taken on in life, we are living within our responsibilities and have found well-being.
Brooke Universal Life Coach