Many of us are scared to accept ownership for what is going on around us. I learned day one as a SNCO that I am responsible for everything that happened in my workcenter. My boss was held accountable by his boss for the goings-ons of the flightline and he was doing the same to us. Once I understood this, it was freeing. I didn’t have to wait around for a decision, I just made one. Then I had to live with the consequences of that decision. We have that ability to respond as we choose to our surroundings, we just have to be accept accountability for our responses.

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