We’re all prideful and that is not always a bad thing. Having pride is not something that we should be ashamed about. But when your pride gets in the way of your compassion, you need to take a step back and reevaluate. While we never want to admit we were wrong, sometimes we are and it’s okay to acknowledge that.
If we say or do something that is hurtful to others and they tell us that it hurt them, we don’t get to decide that they aren’t hurt. We need to accept and understand that actions we did have hurt someone and hold ourselves accountable. We caused pain to them by our words or actions and we need to have the strength and compassion to not only apologize but to change our behavior.
Accountability is not always negative. It is okay to hold yourself accountable for the good things in your life too. If something positive happens because of something positive you did, it’s okay to hold yourself accountable for that accomplishment. If you finally achieved something that you were working very hard towards, allow yourself that accountability. You made it there because you earned it. Not because of fate or chance or someone else helping you along the way. You made it there because you put in the work and effort to get there.
We determine most of the outcomes in our life. We absolutely determine the way we react to situations in our life. If we are constantly reacting to situations in anger or negativity, we are accountable to the outcome of those actions. If we are constantly reacting to situations in compassion and positivity, we are also accountable to the outcome of those actions.
You determine much more in your life than you think. Use your voice and actions for the greater good. Hold yourself accountable for your failures and your accomplishments. Be better when you fail and be prideful when you succeed. And always understand that you have more power than you think you do.