“In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. The choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.” Eleanor Roosevelt
This quote in particular stood out to me because the words are so profoundly true. In the end we cannot blame anyone but ourselves for the way our life turns out. As I began writing this paper, I really had to think about how I felt about my own personal responsibility. I had to consider how my decisions affect those that are in my personal circle. Realizing the choices that I make now or in the future could have a paramount effect on my family and closes friends. Yes, I am responsible for how others view me ...view middle of the document...
A lot can and will be said for “life experiences” but nothing compares to having a formal education to validate who you are. Not only to the world but more importantly to yourself. The more knowledge and success one obtains the more personal responsibility one must embrace. From family to friends, this sphere of personal growth should expand on a daily basis.
The relationship between personal responsibility and my own academic success is taking ownership of my college career and continually making the conscious decision to stay on task and focused on the real goal and ultimate prize if you will. Working hard and excelling will enable me to eventually reach my goal which is completing and obtaining my BSHA/HM and using it to transition into the hospital setting as an Administrator for the Patient Relations Department within the UCLA Healthcare System. Of course there are personal sacrifices that I will have to make in the next two years if I am to see this dream come to fruition. I will have to study hard and become a better manager of my time. I am well aware that the road set before me is long and will be arduous at times but I am making a personal choice to persevere and see it through until the end, knowing that the victory is just on the other side.
In order to be successful when taking on such a large task, you cannot just take a blind leap off the cliff without a parachute! These kinds of personal endeavors should be well thought out and you should have a specific plan of action! The plan that I have laid out for myself has several methods and techniques, of which I plan on following to the letter. I will use these methods in order to ensure that my final outcome will be graduating with my degree!
1) Use every resource available to me. Whether it is electronic through the student portal or a more tangible method of human contact.
2) If I find myself struggling with understanding what the instructor is asking of me I will continue to...