University of Phoenix Material
Goals in Obtaining Personal Responsibility
“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands” - Anne Frank. (Frank, 2012) To me, personal responsibility means taking responsibility for my actions and decisions and any consequences that may come from them either involving me or others. The three components that I think are required to accomplish this are to establish the level of personal responsibility I require I will need to monitor my success, develop my own study habits by setting reasonable standards, and, finally, having a positive attitude about it. A way to establish personal responsibility and be able to gauge and monitor my success is in my college education. One of the top ways to monitor your education is by the grades you have earned, and I say earned instead of received is because you only get back what you put out on homework or projects. By making an effort to complete things methodically and timely, you will receive a desired grade. You should at the start of the semester set of goal for a specific grade and try to achieve that, it gives you a starting point. “A goal is a target toward which you can direct your efforts. Without a goal you are bound to move off in the wrong direction, thus wasting time and effort. Your goal should be more specific and less general than simply getting a college education. You need to formulate a clear notion of not only what you want in college and in life, but also why you want it. It’s the goal that establishes the deep-seated almost blind faith that if you keep going, things will work out all right.” (LAC, 2012) Also, you can establish more self-responsibility by breaking out of your comfort zone and making sure to participate in class and complete in-class work proficiently. This seems to be a common problem among other students and classmates; they seem to also share that same...
Cited: Frank, A. (2012, January 1). Everyday Wisdom. Retrieved July 6, 2012, from Everyday Wisdom: http://www.everyday-wisdom.com/character-quotes.html
State University. (n.d.). Developing A Positive Mindset: Changing Your Attitude to Change Your Life. Ferris State University – University College Educational and Career Counseling Center. Retrieved August 20, 2012, from www.ferris.edu/colleges/university/eccc/PDF/positive-mindset.pdf
Assistance Center (LAC). (n.d.). Setting Goals for Yourself, and Motivating Yourself to Succeed. University of Cinicinnati. Retrieved August 20, 2012, from www.umsl.edu/services/css/docs/Goal_Setting_&_Motivation_Workshop_Booklet.pdf
Community College. (n.d.). Effective Study Habits. Mayland Community College SOAR Program. Retrieved August 20, 2012, from www.mayland.edu/aca111/StudyHabits.pdf
Please join StudyMode to read the full document