Personal Responsiblity

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Personal Responsibility
The last twelve months of my life have been a sea of change. I decided to leave my job of six years, undertake a weight loss journey and pursue a Bachelor’s degree. I thought about doing all those things year after year but never did. One day, it really hit me, my job wasn’t opening doors for me, my education was lacking and I was unhealthy. As a result my quality of life was suffering. In order to gain new opportunities and improve my quality of life I needed to take personal responsibility. In the following few paragraphs I will state my definition on personal responsibility, describe the relationship as I see it between personal responsibility and college success, and outline my plan to practice personal responsibility during my education.
My Interpretation of Personal Responsibility
Responsibility as defined by Merriam-Webster (2012) as “moral, legal, or mental accountability” In my opinion, personal responsibility has many facets. Personal responsibility is the ability to take care of yourself by means of being healthy, managing emotions and keeping a sound mind. In addition personal responsibility is about being accountable to yourself, your family, and your career by making decisions which are not necessarily easy but will help you in your journey to new opportunities, achieve college success and overall well-being. Personal responsibility is also about taking ownership and being accountable for your life choices and not blaming family, peers or circumstances when the outcome is not what you expected. To be personally responsible, you must take on a positive, can-do attitude.
Personal Responsibility and College Success
College success needs to be earned; it will not just be handed to me. Nothing in my life has ever been handed to me or has come easy. My first experience in college is a memorable one. I decided a few…...

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