Personal Responisbility Essay

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I believe to have full success in anything in life, including college I have to accept and take charge of all my personal responsibilities. Personal responsibility is taking liability for both my success and failure, it is gaining trust, and it is accepting the things I cannot change and taking accountability in changing the things I can.

Personal responsibility to me is accepting what is in front of me by making the right choices and taking action and control. I believe responsibility is accepting that the choices I make will affect my life. It is taking accountability for how my life has and will turn out in the past, present, and future. According to Swane (2005), the first step in accepting responsibility is to acknowledge our ability to choose. As I got older and discovered my independence, my roles, priorities and responsibilities has grown and changed with me. Ellis (2011) stated responsibility is something we gain as we grow and mature. My responsibilities in life from when I was a child, a teenager, and an adult have totally expanded. As a child most of us live with no real responsibilities, we know our wants and needs will probably be met by our parents, whether it be getting the toy we want or going to the amusement park. Then as teenager, most people did not have huge responsibilities, as teenager we are very much self centered and selfish. To me, as a teenager my biggest responsibility was keeping my grade, other that my priorities were very different from now. Now as a mom not only, I am responsible for my life but also for my young child’s, who relies on me a 100%. My actions not only affect me but they affect her life and outcome. 2

As an adult, I have to be able to juggle my home life, my career, and everything else going on in my life. I have to know learn how prioritize my responsibilities. Personal responsibility I believe is also trust (Swane, 2005). When someone holds us responsible for something or...