This post is a detailed explanation of one of my principles. All posts in the series can be found here.

The wording of this principle felt too long to put as the title. Here it is in full:

Take responsibility for your actions and decisions

Being responsible seems so fundamental that, like being honest, you could assume it about all people. In reality, this is not the case. As so, I find people who are responsible and accountable to be special. I naturally gravitate towards them, and I trust them a lot more.

Thinking about how I want others to perceive me, I place a high value on this. It is a major input for a strong integrity and showing responsibility builds trust. I intend to be responsible for both my words as well as my actions.

To give this principle some color, here are a few examples:

To summarize, this principle represents high integrity, trust, and reliability.