An essential characteristic a person needs to possess to be successful in life is Responsibility.

When someone is responsible you know you can trust them with anything.On a daily basis as life progresses we are faced with more and more Responsibilities. . .

When you hear the word “Responsibility,” what do you think at first? Many people think of the word BLAME, as in, “Whose responsibility is this?” I think of responsibility as seizing what’s in front of you, exerting choice, and taking control. The real meaning of responsibility is the ability to respond. It’s going out and creating what you want through personal choices. The responsibility that each of us has is that we are completely, 100% responsible for how our lives turn out. If you think that being responsible all the time is too hard or too easy then think again; the truth falls somewhere in between. Being responsible involves having some skills, a caring and open attitude, and a good sense of what we can and cannot do.


Responsibility is the mentality to make a decision and take the consequence for one’s decision and help people recognize whether it is right or wrong. People can play different roles of responsibility in many different circumstances, such as being a daughter, a student, and an employee.

Each character might play different roles of responsibility. For example, children need to take care of themselves well, students need to finish their education well, and employees need to work hard, in order to move onto a higher position.

The word responsibility is also defined as a burden. My definition of responsibility is trust. When someone holds you responsible for something, they trust you to do what you are supposed to. Responsibility is something that is easily lost, when you lose someone’s trust, they do not see you as a responsible individual.

There are many different types of responsibility. For example:

  • Legal – Some responsibilities are upheld by law. It is against the law not to take responsibility in some cases. There are different types of legal responsibility. Some laws only apply in this country and others are international.
  • Moral – Sometimes we feel responsible for people or things because we believe it is the right thing to do. We feel that we are morally responsible because to ignore it would be wrong.
  • Social – These are responsibilities that society has towards everyone. They are not the responsibilities of individuals but ones we share as a society.
  • Personal – We often believe that we are personally responsible for things, not because it is the law but because it is very personal to us or our friends and family

As people grow older their roles and responsibilities also grows, where leaving the adolescent years behind embarks a person on a journey of self-discovery and independence. I feel the teenage is a time for learning and recognizing their responsibilities so they can grow into a successful adult.
Responsibility is taking the blame for your mistakes. I think that responsibility is something that you gain as you grow.

Pooja Vyaas
( International Trainer, Motivator & Coach
Edexcel Level – 4 Btec Professional Award ( UK)
ITOL Diploma in Coaching Excellence (UK) )

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