Personal Responsibility

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Personal Responsibility
Steve Holdren
GEN/200 Version 3
may-6-2013
Charlene Beil

Personal Responsibility

Personal Responsibility
Introduction
Well????? What’s holding you back? Not enough time, can’t get it together? You want to be educated AND successful but you just don’t know how? People who are educated successfully do not all possess great skills even if they are successful, however, the results attained by being personally responsible will make a person academically successful. Definition

Personal responsibility is required to succeed academically, and it’s not always easy, but it is rewarding! There are specific and personal skills we must develop to be responsible and these specific skills will make a person successful in any academic pursuit. Responsibility is personal and it means to be accountable to each decision and goal made in any path whether academic, personal, or professionally. It means to learn and adhere to specific guidelines that outline actions taken whether daily or weekly to reach that goal. In the purest form of the definition of responsibility, according to the Oxford English dictionary responsibility is; “The state or fact of being accountable; liability, accountability for something. Freq. with claim, take.diminished, self-responsibility: see the first element” Oxford English dictionary (2013) There appears to be plenty of knowledge available and how we use that knowledge can affect us, but what matters is what I do and how I learn. The skills within that you have can either strengthen or weaken your efforts to succeed, so we must recognize them and in order to do that we must drive ourselves to achieve by putting specific values and skills in place and then, we must use them to become responsible.

Accountability
One of the key components is accountability. The words; “I didn’t know” don’t really seem to apply here, and “I don’t care isn’t going to work either”. We should know and if we don’t, there is...
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