Proma 🐝 Nautiyal en beBee in English Associate Creative Director • Crestra Communications 7/12/2017 · 2 min de lectura · +900

What Creates the Feeling of Accountability? - Sense of Duty or Passion

What Creates the Feeling of Accountability? - Sense of Duty or Passion

My mind often goes on long walks. During these walks, it thinks of all things fine and not much related to what I am doing then, at least directly. But these help me introspect and understand the finer things in life and human behavior. 

I am often miffed by people not respecting other's time. But more than that it hurts me to see people doing something just for the sake of doing it. There is no ownership or accountability in their actions. It is like a robot who has been given instruction and needs to get the things off their checklist. At least, a robot works with precision (well mostly), but unfortunately the same cannot be said for human beings. I don't understand the apathy towards a certain task, especially if it's the job they have taken up. 

So, that's when I started thinking. Not everyone gets to work a job which is their passion, their calling. Mostly, they take up a job to pay their bills and have a good life. But then, I wonder, shouldn't they feel a sense of duty towards the job that is aiding them to take care of their home and hearth? Or is it that once they have the job, it becomes more of a take-for-granted kind of a situation where they just know that they have it and nothing's going to take it away from them?

I am fortunate to be working in a field which I am passionate about. But that has not been the case always. So I have been on both sides of the coin. But then I realized, it is not just a sense of duty. People might honor their duty but merely for the sake of it. However, when one is passionate about their work, their job; and if it is their calling, accountability just comes along. Because, in this case, the person and their work are the same. They are not two separate identities but one merged with the other. They want their work to be liked as much as they want to be liked by others. Each and every individual, at their heart, wants to be liked, adored, respected, and accepted. So is the case with people who make their jobs their lives. They treat their customer's pain points like their own and make sure their business/health/lives (depending on industry) flourishes by providing them their expertise. It could be an insurance consultant, a doctor, a teacher, an architect, a banker, a vlogger, it could be anyone. 

So, what I feel and believe is that passion is more of a driving force when it comes to fueling accountability rather than a sense of duty. I also feel that recruiters should always look for candidates who love what they do or the industry they are in. There could be other more qualified candidates, as well who can actually do the job extremely well. Consider them and also look for that passion and commitment for the role you are seeking to fill. It will be a great step for the company, the candidate and the stakeholders, in the long run. 


A content writer and marketer by profession, I have a knack for marketing, technology, and languages. When I am not doing anything related to the above three, you will find me on my spiritual quest. For me life is about continuous learning till the end of days. 

My motto: "There is no bigger pleasure than going to bed, everyday, a little bit wiser and happier than you woke up that morning."

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Tausif Mundrawala 15/3/2018 · #17

Many a times I have been reflecting upon this subject of time killers and who are leading a purposeless life. Many a times circumstances differ. Many of them don't get the chance to realize their dreams as they are pressed under the debris of taking care of their over expanding families, due to some untoward incident, marrying someone not of their liking etc. But I think irrespective of everything one can pursue their dreams and careers with small steps everyday.

A nice buzz to begin one's day with, my friend @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal

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Proma 🐝 Nautiyal 11/12/2017 · #16

#12 Thank you for your beautiful comment, @Geoff Hudson-Searle. That's a beautiful quote! Passion truly is the driving force behind all great things in life.

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Proma 🐝 Nautiyal 11/12/2017 · #15

#1 That's a great point, @Errol -EL- Warner, only positive reinforcement can help bring in positive changes in behavior. People cannot be scared into showing good behavior. Surely, it might seem that it worked, but the performance will be more result-oriented, rather than quality oriented. Thank you for the read and for your comment.

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Proma 🐝 Nautiyal 11/12/2017 · #14

#9 Nicely put, @Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris...beBee lets us all add the passion element to our writings. I can't imagine where would I post my thoughts on topics like these, if not on beBee. :-)

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Proma 🐝 Nautiyal 11/12/2017 · #13

#7 I totally agree, @John Rylance, the comments have actually given me a sneak peak into what goes into creating accountability in a person. Given the number of ingredients in this concoction, it is understandable whit isn't an easy quality to find.

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Geoff Hudson-Searle 9/12/2017 · #12

Such a great topic @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal Leadership should adopt more accountability in its culture, I’m passionate about helping small businesses. I’m passionate about writing and reading. I’m passionate about many aspects in life but I am accountable for my passion and my actions. Passion is the energy that keeps us going, that keeps us filled with meaning, and happiness, and excitement, and anticipation. Passion is a powerful force in accomplishing anything you set your mind to, and in experiencing work and life the fullest extent possible. Ultimately, passion is the driving force behind success and happiness that allows us all to live better lives. I love the quote by Harriet Tubman “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

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Erroll -EL- Warner 7/12/2017 · #11

Businesses need to start focusing on --Soft Skills-. They need to start focusing on appreciation, accountability, respect, humility, honesty, empathy, reward for great accomplishments, recruit and promote qualified, management taking responsibility and not be quick to resort to reprimand.

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John Rylance 7/12/2017 · #10

So true, as is this "Some of us are born great, some of us achieve greatness, some of us have greatness thrust upon us." Malvolio in The Tempest. #8

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