We posted this article on our social media. And with the power of synchronicity, this is what I have been meditating on for the last week – #resilience. I think that with eh amount of #stress I keep hearing kids are having at such a young age, this may be one that they need to put in practice, along with their parents.
How important is resilience? It could have long-term health implications. A study published in the February 1, 2016, issue of Heart found that young men with low-stress resilience scores were 40% more likely to develop high blood pressure later in life. Read more here!
After an observation and interaction with a young woman, this Friday in a professional situation, I realized how people don’t take responsibility when they have not held up their end and are the leadership. But worsens the situation, when people find an opportunity in that moment to use someone else issue to take away from their contribution to the chaos.
One of the definitions of Responsibility
the state or fact of being accountable or to blame for something.
If you take the definition and don’t talk about the accountability that comes with responsibility, it will let you know why many walk away without accountability.
Accountability – an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions
In my years personally and professionally, I have learned to learn in the moments when things are not handled at the best, whether it’s my fault or the other and admitting your contribution to the chaos. Most can respect when you step up and say “this was my fault” and offer how you are going to correct it or could improve the next time – being accountable. This does not mean there will not be some level of “tongue lashing” or consequences but very rare is the reaction and the bounce back from anger slow to surface or even subside – when there isn’t some other issue involved as well.
The ability to be teacher and participatory centered leader can make the difference when they are partnered together. The great collaboration of the two allows for the teacher to become an active participate who learns from the lesson as well; while he/she supports the learning, rather than just offering up the direction and walking away hoping the lesson is learned.
With this incident, the young woman walked away from participating in the lesson and didn’t take responsibility and accountability for her part; but did a wonderful job of passing on, speaking on and recounting the other sides issues.
How people learn is always a fascinating them to me and can make the difference and how character is or is not developed.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela
I remember my grand father told me this when I was young and it has stuck with me through adulthood. “It’s the one thing no one can ever take away from you,” he would say.
It’s been so long since I have written! What a bang 2013 ended on. Getting a new degree, battling with my sons school to give him the proper education to just aging. Love this thing called LIFE!
I really look to hear from moms who are thinking about, have or still are homeschooling their children and running a business. How is it working for you? I have meet with other parents, read all the books, starting preparing the curriculum…but it’s the community that I want to know is out there. Please let me know your experience.
What I am learning about 40LifeAfterBirth is that the biggest transition seems to come around the age of 43 and balances out a 44. It’s mixed with a new outlook on life, yet, an uncertainty about what is next. Not because you have fear but I know I want to make the next level filled with nothing but joy and less of stress. But what does this next phase look like. It seems growth happens every two months, which is the same for my 4 year old.
In the meantime, I have the most balance between my mind and my body on not letting one dictate the other but work together to keep me moving in the right direction.