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With great power, comes great responsibility

“I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.”

William Henley (1849-1903)

COVID-19 has you wrecked. If it were not for it, you would have been in a great situation. Its the genes, I am just not made for hard work. My manager doesn’t appreciate me. That’s why I am stuck without promotion. Often, we blame others for all things wrong in our life. Except, the truth is: We are responsible. If we just take responsibility for our own life, we can change our life completely.

It is difficult to take responsibility for our lives. After all, it will mean that we have no one, but ourselves to blame or praise for our state of affairs. And this is scary. This makes us vulnerable. It also makes us powerful.

Taking responsibility is the key.

Our lives are only as good as we decide to make them. We should make short and long-range plans and then follow them through, reviewing them as we go. It is our design and determination that decides our destiny, and this is our responsibility. When things are not right we should blame nobody, for that only dodges the problems that are our own and that we must fix ourselves. Let’s examine our own actions and decide how things will be. Taking responsibility is the key.

“Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.”

Thomas Kempis (1380-1471)

We should make a special effort to be what we want to be, giving consideration to what others might wish of us. We must do our duties, complete our tasks, be kind and honest.

When there is the temptation for an immediate pleasure that may be harmful to us or to others, we must resist. Playing a video game, instead of working on your side hustle is enjoyable, but also harmful in the long run.

“It is not alone what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.”

Moliere (1622-1673)

We are individuals and should do what we believe in, taking responsibility for our actions. A good critical look at ourselves is very helpful in determining what needs changing. It may also see much good to be proud of.

Not in the clamor of the crowded street,
Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng,
But in ourselves, are triumph and defeat

Henry Longfellow (1807-1882)

With great power, comes great responsibility

Who would forget the ever-famous line of Peter Parker’s uncle:

“With great power, comes great responsibility.”

Uncle Ben – Spiderman comics

The society expects Spiderman, a comic book, TV, and movie superhero, to be responsible for saving his town, or even the world, in some instances, from evil because he has superpowers.

In the comics, Spiderman has never let us down. With the powers he possesses, he makes sure to be responsible in using it for the good of the people around him.

Taking responsibility is the first step toward leadership. Being a leader is not at all different from being superheroes. Yes, you may not have superpowers like Superman and Spiderman, but you have the authority to lead other people towards success. This is so much greater and stronger since it is a power that can be used by real people in this real world.

Key areas for personal responsibility

You may not have full control over other people and are not expected to have full control over their actions, but you have full control of your own reactions. Knowing what to do over unexpected and unpredictable situations will make you responsible, hence giving you the feeling of power.

Personal Finances

How are you doing financially? Do you have an emergency fund? Have you started on the road to creating your wealth? Learn the few key principles of finance.

  • Spend less than your own.
  • Pay yourself first.
  • 10% of all your make is yours to keep.
  • Start a side hustle.


You have only one body to live. If you are 20 pounds overweight, guess what, you can fix it. You can fix your diet, start some exercise and in a few months, you can be fit. Some key ways to fix your health:

  • Exercise daily
  • Mediate
  • Monitor and regulate your sleep
  • Avoid Junk food
  • Minimize sugar intake

These are some easy ways to improve your health. Start taking responsibility and see your life transform. What are some areas where you can be more responsible? Let me know in the comments.

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