Fail Forward: Week 4


We are in our FINAL week of our 30 Day Program: Be COURAGEOUS.

This week in our program we discussed what responsibility looks like in our lives. First we defined what responsibility means to us and took a look at our lives and realized what we are actually responsible for, whether it was being in charge of bringing faith into our families or if someone is single being responsible for their own well being and budget.

What we really dug deep and uncovered was that we are responsible for our reactions to our emotions, and we are responsible for how we treat others. If we have shared responsibilities, realizing we are responsible for the connection of relationship and being clear in what we need.

The second part of our meeting was focused on certainty vs uncertainty. Not only are you responsible for your reaction, but the more you always 100% assume how the story ends the more it hinders your growth. These begin to contradict themselves. Your accountability becomes muddled because when we add certainty and expectations we end up putting the blame on others. 

Mark Manson writes, "The more we choose to accept responsibility in our lives, the more power we will exercise over our lives. Accepting responsibility for our problems is thus the first step to solving them."

So this week, if you fail, then fail forward. Ask yourself, "What was I responsible for? What was I certain of? How did these impact the situation?"

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