Foundations for General Education and Professional Success
Taking Personal Responsibility
Should it no longer be my personal responsibility to complete a task, once an obstacle or challenge has prevented it from happening? Should I not take personal responsibility for my decisions and actions, or blame someone else and make excuses for something I did not complete? Once I have accepted to complete a specific task or goal, it becomes my personal responsibility to complete it. However, I must apply myself; and determination and self-discipline are required to get successfully results. I should plan carefully before proceeding to ensure the mistake does not happen again.
Personal responsibility makes me accountable for my decisions and actions, especially when working toward my goals. When a specific goal is set in place whether short or long-term, it becomes my responsible for ...view middle of the document...
Commitment makes it me personally responsible to achieve it. Like when I was looking to change careers or elevate at work, the position required a degree along with necessary skills to apply and interview; it became my personal responsibility to achieve this goal by furthering my education and obtain a degree.
Nevertheless, before this process of returning to college can began, I must consider some life-style changes. By implementing a plan that offers flexibility between my work and personal schedule, choosing a college that fits my needs, and meeting with an enrollment advisor to discuss my options, enrollment requirements and the benefits of returning to college. Then taking the necessary steps to enrollment into college, once enrolled it is my personal responsibility to get good grades, attend assigned classes, collaborate with class and teammates and complete school and homework assignments within the required period.
There was a time in my life when I felt it was not my personal responsibility to complete a task when an obstacle or challenge arose, I made excuses as to why I could not complete the task. I even blamed others for the mistakes I had made, avoiding having to explain why I could not do the task. Personal responsibilities make me accountable for my decisions and actions; I take into consideration what my task is and what is fair, focusing on the uniqueness of the specific situation. I have learned to consider different perspectives in my decision making process, I take personal responsibility for all that I do and say.
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