January 14, 2013
Mary Joseph Martin
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY ESSAY
Although we are human and life does get in the way, being personally responsible in every aspect of our lives will help to achieve academic greatness. Keeping healthy in body and mind as well as managing time and money are some important steps to being a personally responsible student.
One may say that my life is not my own, how can I achieve academic greatness by being personally responsible? Your life is your own; create is as you see fit. With today’s new faster paced academic standards having so much more to do and remember it is important to be responsible for your health, time, and finances to make sure that you are reaching your goal of academic greatness. Willingness to assume the responsibility for the quality of your education can help create the future of your dreams.
Maintaining physical and mental energy is a key factor in achieving academic greatness. Choosing the fuel that feeds your body along with keeping physically active will not only help prevent illness but also alleviate the symptoms of depression. Taking in the proper amounts of nutrients, fluids, vitamins, and minerals (keeping the mixture of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates in check) will assist in providing the body the fuel that it will need to fight off fatigue and maintain energy. There are so many books, websites, and fads that one can follow, what is right and what is wrong? Educate yourself on the options that are available and do what is right for you. Again, you create the life you want so you can create the future of your dreams.
The most important factors in achieving academic greatness are being able to manage your time and our money. Time can get away from us, and this is something that we cannot get back. Responsible students have control over their time and make conscious choices about the things they want to do. If time management is an issue
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