Defining Personal Responsibility Essay

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Defining Personal Responsibility and Obligations to Oneself
Angelica McElhone
University of Phoenix

Abstract
Personal responsibility is the choices and obligations we make in life. Everyone is responsible for their own actions no one else. We all must have good character, moral values and a healthy lifestyle in order to accept personal responsibility. Once we use our good character and moral values to help us know what is right and wrong, it is up to us to be responsible and make the right decisions. Also promoting a healthy life style show you are responsible mentally, physically and emotionally. All in all, once we accept the fact that we are the only ones who can change our lives by making good choices, we have accepted personal
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Roman statesman Claudius Caecus quoted, “Each man the architect of his own fate.” Meaning we are responsible for our lives will turn out, no one else. Once we decide what we want in life and take responsibility for it, we have accepted personally responsibility.

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* I used this reference from the dictionary to give my readers a better understanding to what character means. I also wanted to explain that it is good character that is needed in a person’s personality that will help them achieve personal responsibility.
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* Dr. Eric Dlugokinski, psychologist and professor at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, says accepting your own responsibility requires determination, commitment and a recognition of reality. Dlugokinski said, "If you don't know where your responsibilities start and stop, you continue blaming others and stay in an emotional rut forever." Defining personal responsibility, in many cases, requires soul-searching.

Responsibility. (2007). Bloomsbury Business Library - U.S. Business Quotations, 133. Retrieved from EBSCOhost.
* The article presents quotes related to responsibility from U.S.