Accountability and Responsibility
My very good friend Marci Calantonio uses these words over and over when we talk. So when we hear things over and over we learn it and it becomes part of our vocabulary; or I hope so.
What does accountability, responsibility and setting healthy boundaries mean to you?
For me these words simply mean, do what you mean and mean what you do.
I believe it all starts with SELF.
How can we be accountable and responsible to someone else if we can’t be accountable to ourselves?
How do we become accountable and responsible to ourselves?
By setting healthy boundaries.
In the dictionary the meaning of accountable states, “subject to the obligation to report, explain, or justify something; responsible; answerable.”
Have your YES’s be YES and your NO’s be NO….
How many times have you been asked to do something and your first instinct is to say NO, but then you start to feel guilty or bad and you end up saying YES. Your authentic self wanted to say NO and your mindful self stated YES. Now you have conflict going on between your truth (heart) and your mind.
Are you being accountable to yourself?
If the answer is YES then WONDERFUL and if the answer is probably not, then how do we get to this place of accountability and responsibility?
By being TRUE to OURSELVES; by going deep within and nurturing that part of us that has lived out of truth to who we truly are, by changing our core beliefs (our tapes).
To knowing that in that gap where our truth lies is where peace comes from. The place where we know all is good with the world and we can walk tall in confidence and in total commitment to ourselves. Setting healthy boundaries is key to accountability and responsibility.
Remember, may the possibilities of today excite you!
Nancy Shields has a passion to create a better world by connecting and inspiring women! She is the creator of www.makeGirlfriends.com, a social networking site designed for women to meet.share.inspire one another through the adventure we call life! Nancy's inspiration came 3 years ago when she discovered that her husband was having an affair. She had two choices; become a victim or turn a negative into a positive. So she positively packed her bags and landed in the farthest state she could choose, California. Once home, Nancy vividly recalls a conversation she had with a girlfriend about the nightmare of dating. The concept of MakeGirlfriends.com was born and in action. "It really works!", says Nancy. Here, women can connect with other “girlfriends”, because without our “girlfriends” in life, it can get tough out there! Nancy encourages women to share their inspirational stories on the homepage called “YOUR VOICE”. You never know how many lives you will touch by sharing your story...she can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.