Monday, 27 October 2014
Good morning lovelies...... I was thinking categorizing my posts would be a good idea and for Mondays, I'd be doing the character count series.
You may be wondering why I chose character; well, character is the very essence of a human being and it is one's moral compass by which we conduct our lives and actions.
Character evolves and it can be developed although it does not change quickly.
A person of character meets the demands of duty, is accountable, pursue excellence and exercises self control and the first topic we'll be considering in the series is responsibility.
The online dictionary defines responsibility as: re·spon·si·bil·i·ty/rəˌspänsəˈbilədē/ the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or of having control over someone.
I remember when I was growing up and I was in care of my younger brother; I was to take care of him when my mother was not at home among other duties. Failure to perform them meant trashing for me.
When we became older, my mother assigned chores to all of us and it became my responsibility to mop the house and wash the toilet! Oh how I hated the chores and every saturday, I'll run away from home. Now my failure to clean meant the house will remain dirty and toilet unwashed. I always had ready excuses as to why the toilet was unwashed or the floor not mopped.
When I got into the university, I held several positions at the departmental level and students union government level and I made sure to carry out the responsibilities required of me even when some other excos decided to clearly abdicate their responsibilities afterall it was nobody's business.
I've done a couple of holiday jobs to understand the concept of responsiblity. Not to brag but everywhere I've worked, I make sure to carry out what is required of me and even more than because some people will be like I'm only here to teach, I'll just teach and get out forgetting that there are other things that can be done aside the main job that can earn them accolades, afterall money should not be our motivation always.
I've seen couple of trade blame games from people who instead of accepting responsilities for their actions put the blame on others and that to me is so immature because one of the hallmark of maturity for me is accepting responsibilities for your actions positive or negative so as you begin a new working week, know and define your responsibilities, carry them out and if you fail to carry any out due to omission or commission, accept the outcome.
Post your thoughts away!