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Accountability Is Not A Dirty Word

Friday, June 18, 2010

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MAMA_PICANTE 6/22/2010 1:11AM

  Thanks again! You are not arrogant in any way! Your disposition and friendly face show the compassion you have for others.

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BRYLIA 6/20/2010 1:38PM

Happy Fathers Day! Wishes for a successful couples shower and have a terrific weekend. Enjoyed your thoughts as usual! Lisa

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NANHBH 6/20/2010 1:27AM


Nothing self-serving about this message! It's one that everyone needs to hear! Thanks for sharing it.


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GRANDKATZ 6/19/2010 11:11PM

    Absolutely an outstanding blog!

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SAFFSTAR 6/19/2010 12:41PM

    Great blog, as ever John. You're completely right too - you are a great writer and speaker and you continue to motivate and inspire so many of us. Hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family, love Beccy xx

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ELDORADO2 6/19/2010 11:11AM

    thank you for sharing your thoughts. I wish you mush success on this healthy journey

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SAZZY12 6/19/2010 3:13AM

    Awesome Blog! I love it! Have a great day !!!

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CHERYL1057 6/18/2010 9:05PM

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Really made me stop and think life in general.

Hope you have a wonderful Father's Day.

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JPRICE217 6/18/2010 8:47PM

    Great blog We are accountable for yourself. There is to be to many wanting to blame other people for everything. It is time to step up and be accountable.

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TNTEACHER2 6/18/2010 4:18PM

    Hi, JOhn.

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KSGROTHE 6/18/2010 3:14PM

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on accountability! I have a tendency not to want to be accountable. I think it often leads me to be too critical of myself because I have perfectionist tendencies. But clearly accountability doesn't have to be that way for me.

Have a happy Father's Day! I hope the wedding shower is great fun for your whole family!

- Karen

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CCBULLDOG 6/18/2010 1:48PM

    Great vlog. I really enjoyed your thoughts on this. Thanks for posting! emoticon

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BSKTCON 6/18/2010 1:31PM

    Accountability is a struggle for me as well, John. I have finally faced the fact that yes..this is a difficult journey. But I can do it. I got where I am by myself, and I will reach my goals by myself. My family and friends will help me when they can, but it all falls on my shoulders. I now hold myself accountable for my life, my happiness, my attitude and my weight. It feels good to accept myself for who I am, and to know that I can work toward goals that will make me healthy and fit.

Thanks for the reminder!

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NJMATTICE 6/18/2010 1:12PM

    Accountability, to me, is synonymous with "living in the light" and that's what I believe I'm called to do. I'm not saying that I'm good at it, but at least I understand the concept. I'm trying to step out of the shadows here and into the light. I give myself "props" for my continued efforts. Happy Father's Day to you. Have a great shower. And thanks for taking the time to share. Always appreciated.

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GETFIT2LIVE 6/18/2010 11:05AM

    John, you never fail to make me think--and smile, especially at your video blogs. I love seeing and hearing you; guess maybe one of these days I will have to try doing one myself. emoticon

I appreciate your view on this. Accountability is NOT a dirty word when we hold ourselves accountable to keep growing and using the gifts we have been given. Have a blessed Father's Day--keep running!


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JAE_HENNINGTON 6/18/2010 10:08AM

  you are so inspiring to me. Everytime I read or hear your blog it gives me pause to think and I can come up with an idea to write about. I hope your Fathers Day weekend is filled with lots of love and smiles...

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TAMMYLO 6/18/2010 9:47AM

  good for you

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WISEONE68 6/18/2010 9:35AM

    GREAT blog...again!! thanks, John!! I just had an epiphany on Accountability:

Account--"a narrative or record of events; a written or oral explanation" (this is our trackers, and others telling us things we have done wrong/right and encouraging us in our times of struggle)

Ability--"physical or mental power to perform; a skill or talent" (this is what we know to be true--we have the ability, skill, power and talent---we must use them to the fullest!!)

We hold ourselves accountable (and others); and, by doing so, we become BETTER!!

I'm making my list now...

be well!! Have a great FATHER'S DAY!!!!

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DOLLBABE56 6/18/2010 9:31AM

    It takes courage to be accountable to yourself.

Sounds like you have a fun and "interesting" weekend ahead of you. Enjoy it!

Happy Father's Day!

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GEKKO1 6/18/2010 9:25AM

    The word "accountable," in it's many forms such as "Accountability" is usually used as a "negative" but can be either negative or positive! It's another word for responsible or responsibility. You're accountable for your own actions - you're responsible for your own actions!

Using the word responsible as a positive, however, sounds more pleasant to the ear than using the word accountable as a positive. Who's responsible for creating this great meal? Who's accountable for creating this great meal?

The word can be either, but I do agree it is usually used in a negative setting most times. The word seems to have a harshness or a "matter of fact-ness" to it, which I think is what has landed it in the negative department.

Have a great Father's Day!


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ROLANDD 6/18/2010 8:20AM

    Accountability is a dirty word to those whom don't like to look in the mirror, they might have to be accountable to that person they are looking at! They don't like being accountable to themselves let alone to anyone else, because it makes one look at their flaws and shortcomings. But, if you don't hold yourself accountable you never progress and that definitely gets you no where. Does this make sense to you?

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HDHAWK 6/18/2010 8:13AM

    Have a wonderful weekend! You have a lot of fun things planned!

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