Sat. Nov 27th, 2021
 
How To Practice Personal Accountability

How To Practice Personal Accountability

We, humans, are flawed creatures. No matter how much we try, we will make errors and face blunders throughout this bittersweet journey of life. What helps immensely in this process is taking accountability for our judgements and actions. It is the fragment that glues the balance in our life, makes us better people. Accountability helps you to live a life of integrity. If you improve this very important character trait within yourself, you will sleep better even if you have made a few mistakes in your life.

 

But we also have a tendency to be defensive when faced with our mistakes. Hence, consciously practising accountability is necessary if we want to become better with each step of our life. So here are a few effective ways to practice accountability.

How To Practice Personal Accountability

How To Practice Personal Accountability
How To Practice Personal Accountability
  1. Understanding your role in a situation is very important. If you do not know how you contributed to a certain situation, it becomes difficult to take accountability, especially if the situation wasn’t a pleasant one. In this case, sound and level headed conversation is the key. Try to understand how you could have handled the situation differently. If you do it consciously, it would gradually become a habit.

 

  1. Be honest as much as you can, especially with yourself. If you feel like you are overwhelmed, don’t push yourself too much and take it slow. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. This way, you will set an example for other people and develop accountability within you before you do it in front of others.

 

  1. If you have made a mistake, quickly apologise. And do it without any excuses or conditions. Instead, try and see if you can still salvage the situation. Even if you can’t, asking for an apology will not make you any less of a person, instead, it would prove that you are brave enough to own up to your mistakes.

 

Lastly, remember that none of us is perfect. Many people might be better looking than you, better qualified than you, richer than you. But you can always choose to be kind and gentle. All of those other things are amazing qualities of course. But at the end of the day, how gentle and kind you have been to yourself and others around you matters the most.

Subhangee Guha

Break the Newz.

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