“Personal responsibility is the willingness to both accept the importance of standards that society establishes for individual behavior and to make strenuous personal efforts to live by those standards,” (Haskins, July 2009). Expanding on Haskins definition, for me Personal Responsibility is one’s personal idea that involves working on our own character and skill development to realize that idea. Personal Responsibility comes in different forms and magnitudes, but the substance is the same. Every person should be responsible for their own actions to include personal and professional because a strong and successful society illustrates the characters of responsible people.
When applied to college education, personal responsibility means that students accept the responsibility to attend school, study, complete assignments with the ultimate goal of graduating. The moment the student leaps into furthering their education, they embrace the responsibility of investing time and effort anywhere from two to four years at a minimum. This commitment requires discipline, good time management and balance of work, school and family life (Cheema, 2009). The relationship between personal responsibility and college success is the desire and perseverance to achieve the set goal. College success becomes one’s personal responsibility to complete the program. As the student progresses in college, their personal idea of responsibility begins to evolve and improve their character and skill development, vitally becoming successful individuals in society.
The importance of personal responsibility is the most vital ethic that you can exercise, you owe this to yourself. You have to value yourself as a person in order for personal responsibility to have importance. It is a value, you know it’s there but you cannot see it. You dictate and take charge of your...