I came across this crisp post from Seth, which i am quoting below.
Freedom and responsibility
Which do you want?
Freedom is the ability to set your schedule, to decide on the work you do, to make decisions.
Responsibility is being held accountable for your actions. It might involve figuring out how to get paid for your work, owning your mistakes or having others count on you.
Freedom without responsibility is certainly tempting, but there are few people who will give you that gig and take care of you and take responsibility for your work as well.
Responsibility without freedom is stressful. There are plenty of jobs in this line of work, just as there are countless jobs where you have neither freedom nor responsibility. These are good jobs to walk away from.
When in doubt, when you’re stuck, when you’re seeking more freedom, the surest long-term route is to take more responsibility.
Freedom and responsibility aren’t given, they’re taken.
So next time when you aren’t happy with what you are doing, waking up in morning and going to office is a drag; it’s either:
- You are the one Who is Giving someone Freedom without holding them responsible for their actions or;
- You are the one Who isn’t taking Freedom but taking all responsibility or;
- You aren’t walking away from these stressful jobs.