There are times in life when we have to admit when we are wrong because it is easy to go around pointing the blame on other people but when do you look at the mirror and see the error of your ways.
“Life does not just happen to us without our consent every problem that we encounter in our lives is an opportunity for us to learn and grow.”
-A Cry For Help
I grew up blaming my parents’s separation as the reason for my rebellion and outrageous behaviour. Parents are not perfect, they make mistakes and they do the best they can to raise you, after you become an adult you have to take some ownership of your actions.
The same goes for conflict in your relationships with other people, you have to look at yourself and ask what you have done to co-create the rising tension between you and the other person.
Life does not just happen to us without our consent every problem that we encounter in our lives is an opportunity for us to learn and grow. There are tragedies and things that are beyond our control but there are problems that we bring upon ourselves that we do have to take accountability for.
I think Accountability is the definition of Growing up, when you realise that you are responsible for your life and that your choices will have consequences. We live and we learn and we will be doing that our entire lives.
To my fellow Millenials out there, we are not always the victims sometimes we are the perpetrator so lets own that and live a life of accountability. There is something humbling about confronting your Character flaws. It’s a part of Self Acceptance and an opportunity to learn and grow.