How is it possible in 2014 that the ANC can be in such a mess? How can they be sitting with a leader who has evaded the law on charges of corruption, of rape, and now – of theft? You cannot have a president as a role model who refuses to take accountability. For himself, for anything. Jacob Zuma authorised the spending of a quarter of a billion rand on his private residence. The fact that it is a quarter of a billion rand is problem enough, nevermind the other fact that a great many of Jacob Zuma’s ‘people’ are living in tin shacks whilst he prances around in a palace. I think he thought no one was watching what business he gets up to, what plans he makes. Everyone is watching. He is in the spotlight, under scrutiny, and he cannot run and hide. He needs to learn that taking accountability for yourself is the first of many steps that a man must make if he is going to be respected, and remembered. I am sure Jacob Zuma is a man who wants to be remembered. He must be sure he is remembered for the right things.
It is not a teacher’s job to teach a child accountability. It is a parent’s job. A teacher’s job is to reinforce what the parents teach their child, a teacher works from the base foundations laid by the parents. Do not expect teachers to bring up your children when you cannot be bothered. A child must understand accountability the same way it must understand consequence. If you make a decision and you act on that decision, you are accountable for what you bring into your days. You must take accountability for your thoughts, too, I have said this before. Your thoughts are energy, they are not just there for your entertainment.
Taking accountability is standing for yourself. If you are not inclined to do this you must accept that you are letting an empowerment opportunity pass you by. If you will not even stand for your own ideas who do you think will listen to them? No one can stand for you better than you can stand for yourself – in the face of anything at all. But first, you must learn yourself well. You cannot stand for something you do not know. If you are afraid to take accountability for a mistake you have made then how can you learn from it? Do you just carry on as usual, pretending there was no mistake, and hope the problem goes away by itself? I think that is what Jacob Zuma thinks.