If you are a mess, clean it up. If you borrow something, return it. If you start something, finish it. If you hurt someone, apologize.m If you make a promise, keep it. The only person who can take responsibility for your action is you. No one else can make you be on time, finish your assignment, be friendly, or play fair –– it’s up to you, and you alone. Whenever you find yourself about to make an excuse or blame someone else for your problem, ask yourself, “Did I really do the right thing? Is there something I should be fixing?” If the answer is yes, step up and fix it. It takes a big person to accept responsibility without being told what to do. You’re ready, and you can do it.
~ Start Something, by Earl Woods