Personal Responsibility means taking ownership and responsibility for the decisions and actions you make, and understanding there are consequences that stem from those actions. The ownership is to acknowledge the mistakes except the repercussion and own up to your personal responsibility. By creating a system and staying focus will help you avoid the consequences that could arise from the feeling of becoming overwhelmed while in pursuit of educational and career goals.
Accountability and Success
“If we don’t discipline ourselves, the world will do it for us” (William Feather). Time management and dedication plays a large role in personal responsibility and college success. After taking a large ...view middle of the document...
“There are no short cuts to any place worth going” (Beverly Sills). The responsibility for completing assignments, being on time for class and studying for exams are on you. While overcoming obstacles the first thought is to procrastinate the task at hand and make excuses. Stop! Create a system or a check of list to help decrease the anxiety of becoming overwhelmed. For example most full time employees receive scheduled breaks, generally one thirty minute meal break and two fifteen minutes breaks throughout their work schedule which sums to sixty minutes. By incorporating a school assignment with the full hours of scheduled meal breaks through the day would likely be one less assignment to complete once the work shift was over, and one less excuse to make as to why the assignment was not complete.
By creating a system and staying dedicated, as an end result there will be a satisfaction of knowing you stayed focused and managed your time accordingly to avoid repercussions such as half credit on an assignment because it was not complete or an incomplete because you were too tired to start the school assignment after work. “I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message” (Steve Irwin Crocodile Hunter) Having a preliminary plan on how you are going to be successful with both education and career goals will help you stay motivated and keep you on track to reach the finish line. “Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility…In the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have is the ability to take responsibility” (Michael Korda editor-in-chief, Simon and Schuster)