Students Name University of Phoenix
GEN/200 - FOUNDATIONS FOR GENERAL EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS
January 3rd, 2013
The key to a successful future starts with being accountable for one’s own actions. And to obtain that key, it is necessary to have an understanding of what it means to be personally responsible. In this essay, I will cover the following; the definition of personal responsibility and what it means to me, I’ll explain the relationship between personal responsibility and college success and include a preliminary plan to ensure I practice personal responsibility in my college education.
Defining Personal Responsibility
According to "Bouncy--Addition" (2012), Personal responsibility can also be referred to as "accountability," which is defined by Merriam-Webster as "the quality or state of being accountable; especially: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions." This should generally be taken to mean that, to be accountable for oneself, one would admit to one's mistakes, make an attempt to make those mistakes right, and live in a way that does not harm others whenever possible (para. 2). I agree with the quoted statement, but to me it also means following laws, rules, and regulations, etc. I have an obligation to read all chapters and turn in my homework on time. Also, I am accountable for my own actions; because no one should have to tell me to do my homework. And I am old enough to know that certain things have to be done in a timely manner. If they are not, I am willing to accept the consequences. I have a lengthy military history, as you can imagine there were many rules, laws, and regulations that I had to abide by. I...