Can you function without the direct supervision of a boss?
Do you take responsibility for EVERYTHING you do?
Whatever we do, most of us are accountable to someone or to a group of people.
This can be a regular boss (if you are in the workforce) but it also means anyone you are accountable to.
I don’t have a boss….
Yes, you do! At least, most of us do. Consider it as the person(s) to whom you are accountable. It’s not a bad thing – in fact, let’s turn this around and say it is a good idea to be accountable.
It’s the how it plays out that is the important thing here.
If your boss has to ride on your tail to get you to do things and meet deadlines – you aren’t taking responsibility for your actions and will probably be unhappy. No surprise there.
On the other hand, if you take the initiative and get things done, you are likely to have more satisfaction at what you do, and your boss just oversees to see that things are on course, but generally leaves you to it.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
~ Winston Churchill
As an entrepreneur, you NEED to be able to take responsibility for your actions and the outcomes. There will be failures – they are inevitable. It’s how you deal with them that moves you on to success.
Anyone who can’t take responsibility for their failures will almost certainly not be successful on the long run.
Taking responsibility is the mark of a leader. It is also the road to freedom!
The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life.
~ Brian Tracy