Personal Responsibility

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Personal Responsibility
Renae Kimball


Personal Responsibility
Sometimes, it is easier to let someone else make decisions, but everyone will come to a moment in their lives when they need to be the one to take control. When this moment happens, the person who makes the choices and decisions will establish a level of personal responsibility. I plan to discuss what person responsibility means, how I apply personal responsibility to life and my college experience, and I will show a plan to practice personal responsibility.
The concept of personal responsibility can be impossible to define, as it is a relative term. Everyone has his or her own thoughts and ideas on what it entails. In Dr. Frank Thomas’s manuscript American Dream 2.0: A Christian Way Out of the Great Recession, he says that “When personal responsibility is defined as a person’s ‘response-ability,’ that is, the ability of a person to maturely respond to the various challenges and circumstances of life.” (Thomas, 2012). I appreciate like how Dr. Frank Thomas’s definition captured the idea that of how a person responds to moments in life can show where their personal responsibility lies. I recently have had the opportunity to utilize my personal responsibility. I have chosen a career path in accounting and have taken that next step by working toward a Bachelor of Science in Business Major in Accounting. In the accounting industry, by earning your degree, there are more job opportunities and a degree can open more doors. Having spent years at jobs that were at a certain level I began to see that without taking that next step I would not be able to advance in my career. It became my own personal responsibility to go back to school and work toward that next level. This was something that no one else would do for me. The decisions a person makes allows them to take control and rise to whatever...