Personal Responsibility



Personal Responsibilities Leading to Success George Egloria GEN/200 March 27, 2012 Keith Lima



Personal Responsibility Essay Throughout my military career, we were taught and instilled to abide by three things called the core values. The three core values were integrity, service before self, and excellence in all you do. Now that I find myself back in school and writing an essay on personal responsibility, I see that I can apply the core values that I learned in the service to help me in achieving success as a college student. Being on time, completing your work, communicating and interacting with your peers and participation are all positive actions that will not only benefit yourself but will also benefit your fellow classmates as well. You will have a satisfaction of achievement by taking initiative, and responsibility and you will see the awards that come with your productivity. “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. But personal responsibility also means that when individuals fail to meet expected standards, they do not look around for some factor outside themselves to blame” (Haskins, 2012). Poor personal responsibility is a reflection of each individual’s negative attitude, which can be triggered by a chain reaction of events that happened throughout the day, a period of time, or even an event. This can lead into absenteeism, incomplete assignments, and possibly jeopardize the credibility among peers. “When some students miss class or turn in an assignment late (or not at all), they may think ignoring the problem or pretending there isn’t a problem will make it go away” (O’Hara, 2012). To mitigate the concerns that arise when this happens, the individual should find a way to positively get back on track....