The standard that guides me is one of responsibility.

Every action I take is governed by my code of responsibility. I avoid taking my life for granted. I treasure each moment I have on earth. It is my goal to take a sensible approach at all times.

I take full responsibility for my actions. I avoid trying to place blame on anyone else.

If I borrow something from another person, I take good care of their property. I realize their items may have sentimental value to them. I return items in a timely manner and ensure they are in the same condition as when I borrowed them.

When I am approached by timewasters, I resist the temptation. I make it clear that I prefer to be productive. It is easy for me to take that stance.

I live each moment as if it were my last. By doing so, I am compelled to be responsible at all times. I make the most of every minute.

Risks sometimes bring excitement. But, I avoid taking unnecessary risks. I do what I can to preserve my health and safety. I only take risks when the resulting benefits outweigh my hesitation.

Today, I reaffirm my standard for responsible living. I am usually happy with the outcome of situations when I take a responsible approach. It gives me peace of mind.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. How do I deal with situations when my friends are acting irresponsibly?
2. When have I felt like living freely without acting responsibly?
3. How can I ensure I stay committed to my principle of responsibility?