In this free world, we are responsible for everything we do. As much as we want to think that we live in a world where we can just do about anything, responsibility is what barricade such mentality. Responsibility is what stops us from destroying our lives with carelessness. But still, many people have embraced irresponsibility and even made it their lifestyle. So, how do you convert them and make them become a responsible person?
Some people might not realize that they are being responsible. These types of people are usually oblivious to the people around them thus making them irresponsible. They simply do not want any attachments. They see responsibility as burden. By knowing yourself and knowing what others think of you, you begin to realize that you need to change. You need to shift your attitude to be a better person and become responsible. If irresponsibility is driving people away or in some cases, hurting people, then it is time that you snap out of it and be a responsible person.
Stop making excuses
The first thing you will notice about an irresponsible person is they quickly dodge responsibility by making excuses. They would either make good use of an excuse or simply flat out tell you that they do not want to burden themselves with responsibility. To become a responsible person, you need to stop making excuses and tackle the problem head on. Do not force yourself to craft a wise excuse that will backfire later. Force yourself to make a good excuse on being responsible instead. It is all in the state of mind.
Make small steps
Now that you have accepted the role of being responsible, it is time to act on it. Take small steps to achieve small goals. It is always the first step that is the hardest. Through small careful steps, you slowly ease your way to being responsible. Try to make a list of duties during the day. Slowly cross off each one on the list when you are done. By the end of the day, you will be surprised at how much you have achieved in a single day. Keep that momentum and you are on your way to becoming a good and responsible person.
Learn from mistakes
Experience is the best teacher. They are always the reason why people learn. Mistakes are made to encourage people to change. This should be your mantra to changing for the better. It should encourage you to transform into a better being. Mistakes should not hinder you from achieving great experiences. Instead, it should open you up for more learning.
In a collective way, responsibility is earned. There are a lot of people who choose not to become responsible but in time, they earn it little by little through experiences in life or through the mistakes they have made. Being conscious of our actions is the first step to being a responsible person.