The Oxford Dictionary states this definition, among others:
The state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or of having control over someone.
I recently shared a video of Richard Pimentel telling the story of his Sergeant’s definition, and I love it!
Sergeant Parker asked, “Do we have the ability?” Pimentel answered, “Yes.”
Sgt. Parker continued, “Then what is our response?”
What a great way to think of it! Responsibility no longer feels like a burden. It is a response you choose, based on your abilities. How cool is that?!
Rather than reinvent the wheel, or repeat the whole video (or plagiarize it), you can watch it HERE.
I highly recommend taking 5mins out of your day to watch this. It will challenge your thinking and make you smile.
That’s what we like to do… help others move positively forward. Grin.
*Pam Horton is a Board Certified Advanced Christian Life Coach, in the Raleigh area.*