Taking 100 % responsibility means I am responsible for my life. I do not blame anybody for my life.
The right response to any event also brings the right outcome.
So Taking 100 % responsibility together with making the right responses contribute to success in every situation of life.
This story validates it.
As Sri Amal Das of Pattern Joining Section was not working with his own hands, I advised him, “Please work with your own hands.”
He flatly refused, “As I am Mistry, I can not work with hands. The earlier Manager could not make me work with hands. When he forced me, I took the matter to the labour court”.
Under those circumstances, I decided to change the situation. Consequently.I gradually started interacting with Sri Das daily on different issues. Finally, One day, he disclosed, “My foreman is dishonest. He takes out teak wood from pattern shop for personal use. So I hate to work for him”.
With due respect towards his honesty, I redeployed all foremen in such a way that Sri Das did not report to his dishonest foreman. After a few days, Sri Das started working with his own hands.
Taking 100 % responsibility and making the right responses: Analysis
When Sri Das flatly refused to work with hands, I forgot: Event + Response = Outcome.
The above event was not under my control. However, how I responded to the event was under my control.
However, I committed a mistake here. I was blaming the previous Manager and Sri Das silently in my mind. I did not take 100 % responsibility as a Leader and Head of Pattern Shop.
Without considering Sri Das as a unique individual, the reasons for his behaviour and his feelings, I chose to respond by ordering him flatly to work with his own hands. It resulted in the outcome of failure. I did not like it.
So I took 100 % responsibility for the situations created in Pattern Shop. I changed my next response by continually interacting with him on different issues. Again I changed my response by deploying the dishonest foreman from the Pattern Joining section. It altered the outcome.
Taking 100 % responsibility and making the right responses: Steps
- Start taking 100 % responsibility for every activity you do.
- Do not blame others for your failure.
- Focus on making the right responses.
- Wait for the right outcome.
People who have difficulty accepting 100 % responsibility for everything they do and choosing the right responses are less likely to succeed in life.