October 20, 2011
Learning Personal Responsibility
Although not always easy to accept, learning to accept personal responsibility is one’s choice. Becoming aware of feelings and accepting change will result in better decision-making as well as positive success in one’s life. Responsibility continues throughout one’s own actions therefore making the right choices will build character and not result in negative consequences. Going to school or work each day is a personal responsibility that we adapt to or can either feel forced to do. Whichever the choice may be, the results are simple, choosing success or blaming others for dropping out or quitting. To get ahead in life, learning to be responsible for one’s own actions is a priority. Only you can choose how your life will go, and taking the time and effort will make a difference in a person’s attitude and behavior. Taking responsibility towards your education refers to time management, study skills and learning. As students we are responsible for excelling, therefore if we fail to meet those standards it is our own responsibility and not that of others. “Research has demonstrated that college outcomes are tied to the efforts that students put into their work and the degree to which they are involved with their studies” (Davis & HillmanMurrell, n.d.). As a student I am responsible for my own efforts that I put into my study time, assignments and learning. Prioritizing what your choices are is one way of learning personal responsibility and achieving positive outcomes. Acknowledging what choices are priority and making sacrifices is also part of learning responsibility. Personal responsibility means taking care of what matters in your life. We are given choices, whether some result in positive or negative consequences, we should be responsible for our own actions. In the business world, responsibility is the key role in working towards being successful and presenting...