Personal Responsibility

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Personal Responsibility
Kenneth Murray
University of Phoenix

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY: THE KEY TO PERSONAL, PROFESSIONAL AND ACAMEDIC SUCCESS KENNETH MURRAY
GEN/200
FOUNDATIONS FOR GENERAL EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS
09/28/2012
JOHN OSBORNE

Personal responsibility is the key to academic success because each individual is responsible first for their personal, professional and academic success. Each person must take responsibility for their academic success because it cannot be achieved by anyone else, and blame for failure cannot be passed on to others. The most important reason personal responsibility is the key to their personal, professional and academic success is the fact that failure to take responsibility will severely limit a person’s ability to succeed at any level.

Personal responsibility is the key to personal, professional and academic success because it cannot be achieved by anyone else. We cannot decide which obstacles life will through our way, only how we respond to those obstacles. It is these choices in response to such obstacles that shape our lives and determine our ability to succeed. For that reason we must think carefully before deciding on a course of action. One should consider a course that is in line with their personal, academic, and professional goals in order to keep on track. It is my opinion that we each decide what we make out of our lives. Either we choose to use each obstacle as an excuse for failure or we can choose to accept personal responsibility, take appropriate action, and live a better life.

“Personal responsibility is the willingness to both accept the importance of standards that society establishes for individual behavior and to make strenuous personal efforts to live by those standards. But personal responsibility also means that when individuals fail to meet expected standards, they do not look around for some factor outside themselves to blame. The demise of...
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