Tag Archives: responsibility

Challenging behaviour: Motivation and pleasure

Most people are surprised to learn that they maintain (and often actually create) the problems they face. Often people will work hard to resist this idea and that can be difficult to overcome but it’s worth the effort. Until people understand their own role in maintaining their difficulties they cannot really take responsibility for solving them. After all – if you don’t think you’re a part of the problem you won’t think that you need to change your behaviour to change it.



Enjoying life’s journey

Are you fed up?

Are you bored?

Do you wish life was different but can’t face the time it’d take to change things?

Ask yourself this… what else will you do with that time?

Were you just as fed up 5 years ago?

More importantly, will you still be just as fed up in 5 years time?

Most people get disheartened because they over-estimate what they could do in a few weeks but completely underestimate the changes they could make in 5 years.

Life’s a journey.

If you’re upset because you wound up where you are – stop fooling yourself. You haven’t wound up anywhere yet!

The journey only ends when you decide to stop moving forward.

It doesn’t matter where you start from so long as every day is another small step in the right direction.

It’s OK to take a break but sooner or later you really do need to get moving again.

You might think that it’s too much effort.

You might think you wouldn’t enjoy the challenge of making life better.

Are you enjoying life at the moment?

If you are then great – the chances are you’re working toward something worth completing.

The happiest people are those with proper goals and a plan to achieve them.

Goals without a plan are just empty wishes.

A journey without a goal is just drudgery.

If you don’t plan for the future you risk wasting all of your resources for the benefit of someone else who did.

You are responsible for the direction your life will take.

What are you going to do about it?

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A duty of care myth

Hanged if you do… hanged if you don’t!

Many people are confused about their duty of care. They think they’re somehow responsible for the actions of other people. This leads them to try and prevent people from doing things that they have a perfect right to do because it might be risky. In truth our duty of care is actually much simpler than most people imagine:

  • Do all that you reasonably can;
  • Don’t break the law;
  • You are not responsible for the actions of other people;
  • You are responsible for your own actions in the situation you’re in;
  • Care workers are judged upon process, not outcome.

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