Feb. 6, 2015

Why Accountability???

This was one of the hardest core principles for me to grasp. "I am an adult, I don't have to 'report' to anyone." "If I screw up, I'm the only one it affects." "It's MY life!!!" Do any of these statements sound familiar? Now, are any of these statements REALLY true? A-ha - they're not, are they? Every single thing we do - from picking up a pebble on a hike, to cutting someone off in traffic, affects our surroundings. That pebble may have been able to thwart a rock slide in the future. The driver in that car may have been distracted for a split-second, & a 50-car-pile-up may result. You don't know. I'm not trying to cause fear & panic - we just need to keep in tune with ourselves, our surroundings, & our relationships. The end result? Accountability!!! This is a day-to-day principle; & it requires really working at it until it becomes second nature. Have a good day, & be safe...