Ernest B. Villanueva
Professor Salvador Embry
August 16, 2014
“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the season, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.” –Jim Rohn. Personal responsibility is the idea that every person in the world is responsible for their own actions and choices that make whether it is bad or good.
What is personal responsibility? Everyday people are faced with daily choices that we have to make. Sometimes these choices or action we do on a daily basis has responsibilities that follows it. Personal responsibility means holding yourself accountable for ...view middle of the document...
Now I look at everything, from how much I spend on gas to all of the coins that I just place all over the coin holder in my car. I used to never think about the little things until I was in the actual situation of taking care of a family.
Another situation that I want to reflect on for my personal responsibility has to work full time. The work it self is not hard but putting in the time for work and not just the time for work but the commute to work as well, especially because I live in Fullerton, Orange County and I work in Carlsbad, CA. With working full time I still have to find a way to balance it because now I have school full time as well. A lot of times after work all I want to do is go home and sleep because a lot of times I just feel so tired but it is a sacrifice that I have to make, to better not just my future but my family’s as well.
In order to be successful and complete my education plan, I must be even more responsible and committed because I am adding more responsibilities to what my daily life already consists of. I will have to balance school and work meticulously, and I have to make sure that I do not procrastinate and that I submit my homework accurately and in a timely manner. I will have to sacrifice daily activities that I had i.e. playing basketball on Wednesday afternoons and make sure I use that day to strictly for homework so I can be a weekly routine in which will help me get used to it, therefore, should help with my school routine and help make things easier.
Personal responsibility and college success go hand in hand. How you handle life’s personal responsibilities directly affects how you approach your academic...