Personal Responsibility

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| Personal Responsibility | | Gen /200: Foundation for General Education and Professional Success | | Personal Responsibility | | Gen /200: Foundation for General Education and Professional Success | University of Phoenix February 20, 2012 Authored by: Renee Jackson University of Phoenix February 20, 2012 Authored by: Renee Jackson Personal Responsibility is something many of us will either run from or accept. According to Kimberly Alyn (2010), “Personal Responsibility is becoming more and more scarce in our society. People want to blame everyone else for everything that goes wrong....creating a lack of trust ….as well as lack of respect” (p. 76). It is also has the power to change the lives of others as…show more content…
The best ways to overcome our fear of personal responsibility is to: 1. Take the time to weigh the consequence our actions will cause. This can be obtained by applying critical thinking to the process. 2. After weighing the options, talk to those who will be impacted and inform them what will happen once the decision has been made. And never be afraid to seek the opinion of others. 3. You should make sure provisions have been made in order to be successful in whatever we decide to do. Whether it’s through going back to school, attending seminars or constantly reading the new updated procedures and regulations that are provided. Personal responsibility is and will always play a vital part in our lives. However, it is how we accept and act that will determine the level of trust people place in us, but also show the type of person we are. Works Cited Alyn, K. (2010). Reigniting Responsibility. Fire Service Leadership, 76-78. Retrieved from http://www.Firehouse.com In this article, the author describes the consequences when firefighters chose to hide behind the union in order to escape punishment for their actions. She also shows the affects this can have on the community as a whole. Schneider, G. H., Hersh, R.H. (2005). Fostering Personal and Social Responsibility. Liberal Education, 6-13. Retrieved from http://ehis.ebscohost.com/eds This article discusses how through teaching individuals the fundamentals of personal
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