Your Responsibilities when Making a Decision

Episode 11

Responsibility is the other side of freedom.

Each person has decision power, which means taking responsibility for their actions and attitudes--this responsibility is the other side of freedom. Responsible behavior includes considering community laws, norms, and expectations before making a decision. Considering ethics and the possible trade-offs that may be needed is part of responsible decision making when it affects others. A good rule of thumb is to not worry about things you can't change and make room for focusing on the things you can change. We may also be able to influence a decision and this creates opportunities for leadership.