COUNCIL FOR THE RESTORATION OF FILIPINO VALUES (CRFV)
Civil Service Commission Accredited Learning and Development Institute
Why do they say, “With great power comes great responsibility?” Why do leaders often take the blame for their subordinates’ mistakes? It is because sense of responsibility is what balances power and makes a leader distinct from his follower.
Sense of responsibility is a sign of maturity. That’s why keys to kingdoms are not given to babes. Standing for the consequences of one’s decisions, attitude and actions establishes fairness. A person’s character is reflected by owning the responsibility of sustaining what he/she has started. As leaders in our own right, we have to take responsibility in all spheres of our lives.
We should take responsibility of the words we utter to people. The tongue has the power to give life and to kill. One advice could either destroy someone’s future or catapult him to power. One word spoken can either inspire hope and stir passion or break self-esteem and confidence. Leaders are often faced with challenges, and it is in the midst of pressure when they are forced to speak. Just remember, real leaders take responsibility of the results of what they say to people. Real leaders do not play the blame game to avoid responsibility. Only immature leaders do.
We should take responsibility of the decisions we make. Decisions produce results, and those results are often out of the leader’s control. During the decision-making process, leaders often have the final say and they decide based on what they perceive. When yielded results produce undesirable consequences, immature leaders blame the process, whereas mature leaders accept the blame and find ways to solve them.
We should take responsibility of our actions. This is well-explained by the principle in law called estoppel in pais. By estoppel in pais, a party is prevented from enforcing a right that would prejudice another who relied on the former’s conduct. As leaders, we should learn to take responsibility of our own actions. It may be difficult to do this since we will bear the consequences but process will hone us to maturity.
Let’s walk worthy of our calling. Leaders are not picked without any reason at all. Therefore, “My friends, you must do all you can to show God has really chosen and selected you. If you keep on doing this, you won't stumble and fall.”
Try to take away sense of responsibility to this world and nothing will be accomplished.
There was a story I’ve heard about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.
Our country and its people have gone through so many man-made controversies. From the landslide of garbages in Payatas to Fertilizer scam to Election Fraud to Dengvaxia Vaccine Scandal that shook the Filipino family. With all these, nothing has been resolved. Everyone was pinning the blame to each other. But no one really cared and took the responsibility. Wayne Dyer is right when he said, “All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you.” It is easy to point our fingers to anybody when everything fails but when will we have a sense of responsibility for the acts we’ve done, over the words we uttered and over anything else? We want to change but we don’t want to get out of the cycle of apathy. We keep on blaming people who are already not of this world.
What then should we do now? First, be responsible of every aspect of your life because our life is not just meant to be lived just for the present for whatever we do today will have an effect tomorrow. Secondly, be responsible of the words that come out of your mouth. Hurtful words are like stones thrown in the sea, it may be small but you will never know how deep it would reach. And lastly, be responsible with your work. No matter what your reasons are when you entered the job, it is your responsibility to be steward, to protect it, to serve, to do right and to do your best.
Let us start to create a new history for this country. We have wasted our time blaming our pasts. Today, we shall all arise. Galatians 6:5 states, “for each one should carry their own load”. We shall carry out the tasked given us faithfully because everybody has his own burden to carry. Someday, we will be held accountable to whatever we do in this world. We’re not alive because of our own will.
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CRFV was recently appointed as the implementing Civil Society Organization of the Values Restoration Program (Civil Service Commission Announcement No. 40 s. 2013) empowering the organization to deliver its advocacy to all Constitutional Bodies, Departments, Bureaus and National Government Agencies (NGAs); Local Government Units (LGUs); Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) with original charters; and State Universities and Colleges (SUCs).
There is a nationwide launching and discussion of a common value each week.
The Council for the Restoration of Filipino Values (CRFV) is a non-government organization (NGO) dedicated to the effort in transforming the Filipino public servant and the local government leadership to subscribe to the Code of Ethics and Values that shall provide our nation, the Philippines, with righteous, incorruptible, and sincere service towards a graft free society through the help and guidance of the word of GOD consistent to the exemplary life of our Lord Jesus Christ.