Few people know what real responsibility is.
Imagine being a commander in the army leading a platoon to war. Your decisions are a matter of life and death.
One wrong move and you could lose someone. Someone with a family back home. A mother, father, wife, children.
Whether you like it or not, if you’re leading that platoon, their deaths are your fault.
You’ll be the one breaking the news. You’re the one that needs to live knowing that your action or inaction killed someone who you know and love.
Now look around your office. Imagine if your action or inaction led to the death of one of your colleagues. Someone who you’ve known and worked with for years. What would that feel like?
Most of us don’t realise just how easy we’ve got it.
Just think about what you’re responsible for.
A team at work? A project? A task or assignment?
Chances are, if you fail, the worst that can happen is that your company won’t make quite as much money this quarter.
What a nightmare, eh?
Or perhaps you deliver late or your boss tells you off.
Get some perspective.