A Direct Correlation Between Personal Responsibility and Education Success

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A Direct Correlation between Personal Responsibility and Education Success Marilyn Villarreal-Rivera
GEN/200
06 August 2012
Ann Zomerfeld

A Direct Correlation between Personal Responsibility and Education Success When a person stands in front of a mirror, who do they see looking back? Them! They are responsible for the decisions made in their life. There is a direct correlation between personal responsibility and education success. Time management and proper organization serve not only in planning for education success but also in aspects of life.

Personal responsibility is just that-being responsible for his or her actions, decisions, and life in general. We have educators in our life to guide and teach us how to accomplish something, but it is you that will put that knowledge to use and mold your life. Personal Responsibility is maintaining the knowledge of my commitments (school, family or personal); it is to know what I need to follow-thru on those commitments and ensuring that my best effort is put forth in everything I do. It is admitting my shortcomings as stated in chapter one of Becoming a Master Student and taking the proper steps to improve them (Ellis 2011). Ellis (2011), states that the first key technique is to “Tell the truth about who you are and what you want” (p. 25). Personal responsibility can vary from person to person; values, priorities, and culture can all play a part in how you view your responsibilities.

I believe that there is a direct correlation between personal responsibility and my education success. When I was an active member of my sorority, there was a phrase that was lived by amongst the girls, “you only get what you put in.” I could not expect to enjoy my sorority experience and get everything that being a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha had to offer, if I never gave anything. The same goes for college. I can only expect college success if I strive for it and put forth effort. I must be responsible for my...
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