Although personal responsibility is a perception of ideas or standards established by society, personal success depends upon personal responsibility because it promotes accountability and also reflects on the accountability in our professional lives.
Upholding personal responsibility is the key to success in any type of environment. It is the commitment to ourselves telling us to get out of bed to get ready for work or to go to class. On the other hand, personal responsibility is the acceptance of failure to accomplish the task that we are obligated to. As a college level student, we know that part of our responsibility is to read assigned materials, complete task on time and take part in classroom discussions at the very least. Failure to complete these tasks ultimately could result in dismissal from a chosen program and a delay educational goals.
One strategy for overcoming the pressures of student life is time/self-management. At the college level the student is held accountable for his or her education. This means no excuses. It does not matter that the dog “ate your homework”. Had you made time to feed the dog he may not have chosen to eat the homework instead. Time management does not mean to give all your energy and focus to only working on school assignments. It simply means to designate time for completing these tasks. Creating a to-do list whether it be on notebook paper, post-it notes, or using my personal favorite, apps on cell phones are great ways to keep account of what needs to be completed and allows you to organize and prioritize your task. “We tend to give top priority to what we enjoy studying, yet the courses that we find most difficult often require the most creative energy” (Ellis, 2011). This is also true for most aspects of our lives. Almost anyone would much rather hang out with friends or watch television than to work on an essay but this only tightens the deadline and adds unnecessary stress to the equation. One should set...
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