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Word of the Month – Responsibility #4


Week 4


“Responsibility’s like a string we can only see the middle of. Both ends are out of sight..”
William McFee, writer of sea stories


Responsibility for Adults

The two ends of responsibility that can’t be seen are really two choices: Deny responsibility and regress, or accept responsibility and grow to your full potential. As with any decision, though, you will not see the results of your choice until time has passed. It may be easy not to accept your faults and mistakes today. After a month or two, or a year, however, the ramifications could be great. Your results and reward could also be great if you accept responsibility, whether you admit a mistake or work harder.

Responsibility for Kids

You have two choices for every responsibility in your life. Don’t be responsible. Blame others. Never become the great person you want to be. The second choice is to accept responsibility. Do the hard work. Become the best person you can be. You may not know the results of your choice until later. You can blame your brother or sister for breaking a lamp, so you’re not blamed. Remember, they may not want to help you later, when you need help, because you blamed them. Try always to make the right choice. You may be in trouble, but always accept responsibility for your actions. Your honesty and willingness to grow and become a better person will always be your reward.

Action For This Week

  • What are the positive results of taking responsibility?
  • What can you learn from a famous person who took responsibility for his or her actions?
    Name a famous person and how they were responsible.


~ C. Matthew White, Renshi and Crabapple Martial Arts Academy has been selected the nation’s #1 martial arts schools for SIX YEARS IN A ROW by the American Budokai International!

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About C. Matthew White, Renshi:  Matt is a fifth-degree black belt in a traditional Japanese and Okinawan Martial Arts – Shuri Ryu Karatedo. He is also a sixth-degree black belt in Japanese Jiu Jitsu – Shintoyoshin Kai Jiu Jitsu, and a master instructor with the title of Renshi, which means Scholar in Japanese.  Matt has a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Physiology. He has been training and teaching martial arts for over 27 years and has owned Crabapple Martial Arts Academy since 2013. Renshi White is a motivational speaker and educator and teaches seminars in bullying, business, and martial arts training, around the world.

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