Personal Responsibility Essay

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Personal Responsibility
Loretta Rosario-Ellison
GEN/200
March 9, 2012
Sherri Hartzell

Personal Responsibility Essay
Personal Responsibility is more than just taking care of oneself. It is that dig deep, got to do it and go for it type of care. “It begins with self-awareness-the ability to perceive aspects of each individual’s personality, behavior, emotions, motivations, and thought process; imagination-the ability to create in the minds of any individual beyond their present reality, conscience- a deep inner awareness of right and wrong, of the principles that govern behavior, and a sense of the degree to which our thoughts and actions are in harmony with them and then there is an independent will- the ability to act based on self-awareness, free of all other influences (Covey, 2004)”. Everyone owes it to themselves to chase their dreams and make them come true. The first step is to be proactive and not reactive. “Proactive means more than merely taking initiative. It means as human beings we are responsible with our own lives (Covey, 2004)”. The difference between proactive and reactive people is that proactive people are those that have an A-type personality, the ones that don’t blame the situations around them and they are value based driven. Each individual have to be that type of person and a place where to start with is with them by being honest and true. Accept that everything is not perfect; face their fears instead of running the other way and to keep in mind that when it is all said and done, they did it. Everyone needs to get up and take advantage of all the sources available from the heavens down to the ground and make use of it. If you trip along the way, get up, dust yourself off and keep going. Most people know and understand that every goal has their obstacles, every success has their testing moments and so every dream has their own steps to take to make it a reality. Personal responsibility happens between the mental decision and...
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