“When we have begun to take charge of our
lives, to own ourselves, there is no longer any need to ask permission of
someone.” — George O’Neil

Don’t shirk or avoid responsibility. Do everything you have
agreed to do to the best of your ability. The underlying principle here is
this. All of your internal systems and processes are on high alert and active.
You are much sharper and better able to perceive and manage things, when you
are giving your best effort.