Personal Responsibility Essay

731 Words Mar 19th, 2012 3 Pages
Personal Responsibility: Curse or Blessing
James Case
March 12, 2012
Mary Griffin

Personal Responsibility: Curse or Blessing

Personal responsibility (PR) is a blessing and despite what a lot of people think, PR allows you freedom in life because with a high level of personal responsibility. (Lawson, 2011) When we acknowledge this, we will make choices in our life that will lend to us achieving the goals we set for ourselves, and will make the path to reaching those goals much more defined and with fewer obstacles.
To me, personal responsibility means owning up to the actions you make in your life; good, bad, and indifferent. It also means that when acknowledged, we hold the key to our own “destiny” and we cannot rely
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To me this shows a low level of personal responsibility. I feel this way because college is expensive and time consuming and t spend so much time and money to learn material you do not plan to use is a waste of valuable time and resources, both from you and the school you attended. Now you still have to take your time, and discover what it is you want to do with your career, and in cases like mine, have to go back to school to get the education you really need to pursue your career goals. I have already started using PR in my schooling by acknowledging what I truly wanted from school, and what career I wanted to pursue with my education. Now that I have done that and switched my major, I plan on utilizing my time better. I have always been a procrastinator, and up until recently this worked for me. But I need to realize the classes will get harder and will require more of my time, and if I want to get the grades I expect of myself, I need to devote more time to my education. To do this, I have started utilizing the calendar provided in this class, as well as making reminders for myself in my planner to help keep my assignments on track.
In conclusion, although not everything that happens to us is determined by us because there are outside influences that can sway us in a different direction than the one we intended, personal responsibility is a blessing and despite what a lot of people think, having a high level of PR

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