How Do I Stay Accountable?
Here are 3 Easy Ways to Stay Accountable...
Here are 3 ways on how you can keep yourself accountable.
1. Set Clear Goals
You cannot incorporate and practice accountability without knowing your goals. This is because you will not be able to visualize your destination. Setting clear and achievable goals helps you plan and envision for the future. While also acting consciously in the present to achieve your goals proactively.
In the beginning, try to set small goals that you can achieve quickly. This helps your brain build a positive association with the act of accountability. Your small achievements provide a positive feedback loop that motivates your mind to work harder. To work towards more ambitious goals and objectives. Setting unachievable targets at the start of your journey may also reduce your motivation and determination. Because setbacks will be more likely and less redeemable. Also setting clearly defined objectives.
Beginning with smaller, more manageable goals will help you stay motivated. This will also teach your brain to follow a pattern of accountability. Therefore, becoming natural and intuitive over time.
2. Focus On Your Thoughts And Actions
Keeping yourself Accountable also means keeping a close eye on your thoughts and actions. Fighting or ignoring negative or unpleasant thoughts leads to frustration and anger that can spill over into other parts of your life.
Accountability teaches us to listen to our emotions, feelings, and ideas and to figure out why they are arising. This helps you understand the reason and cause of any disturbance. So you can use this knowledge to resolve the situations or circumstances that were creating these unpleasant thoughts and emotions.
Similarly, understanding and accepting pleasant thoughts and good feelings can also indicate what to bring into your life that can lead to higher positivity and happiness. Remember, accountability is about acceptance, mindfulness, and non-judgment. When you begin focusing on your thoughts and actions, you end up learning more about yourself and others than you ever thought possible.
3. Celebrate Your Achievements
Accountability is not just all work and no play. Adding elements of fun and excitement to your accountability journey can go a long way. This can help towards building a positive mindset around accountability that lets your brain learn quickly and effectively. Learning how to manage thoughts and actions for maximum positive results.
An excellent way to stay motivated and to remind yourself of your progress and achievements is to celebrate. Celebrate the milestones you cover in your accountability journey. You can reward yourself every time you achieve your objective or make significant progress. By patting yourself on the back and sharing your good news with friends and family. This creates a positive feedback loop that keeps morale high and motivation plenty. This may help you cover even more ground with your future endeavours.
Another way to share your achievements is by finding an accountability partner. An accountability partner can be any friend, family, or colleague. Someone who understands and supports your accountability journey. A person who can help you stay on track by providing some guidance and motivation along the way.
Accountability may seem like a difficult task, but, it is as simple as believing in yourself and working hard to achieve your goals and ambitions. With just a bit of practice, you can become a pro at making accountability a part of your everyday life to focus on your growth and success.
I’m Darren Finkelstein ‘The Accountability Guy’
I’m a sought-after, highly experienced Accountability Coach, Business Advisor & Mentor. I work with high-performing entrepreneurial business owners and their teams. Also, I am a conference and event speaker on all matters of accountability and getting stuff done.
My past experience includes working at Apple for 10-years as ‘Manager of Commercial Markets’ during the inspirational Steve Jobs era. Then, building a successful entrepreneurial business for 15-years in the marine and lifestyle industry until we successfully sold and exited. I’m the author of three bestselling and award-winning books and are a part-time summer presenter in Melbourne on radio 3AW.
Accountability is my specialty; it’s a tool that I’ve mastered for my business over many years. It held me in good stead at Apple, and it kept me ahead of the game in our business. The result is that I’m incredibly focussed, well organised and outcome-driven which has led to my business success. Yet for others, accountability frequently makes people nervous, as it requires us to step up our game, be introspective and hold ourselves to account, which can be very uncomfortable initially until you harness the power and momentum it generates, with the realisation how powerful it is, and how effective you could become.
Did you know that the A-word ‘accountability’, is regularly misspelt and often misunderstood? Businesses don’t really understand the difference between responsibility and accountability? Both are cousins but not the same. You see, you are responsible for things and accountable to people, hence the confusion. To me, being accountable means ‘doing the things you say you are going to do’, and ‘getting your team to do the same’.
Work with me directly and I’ll keep you accountable, hold you to your commitments, promises and goals in my One-On-One Sessions (limited spaces available) or perhaps you and your team would like to join one of my private Mastermind Group Forums, or try my (D.I.Y) online program ‘Accountability Made Easy’. Want to know more about working with me? Visit Working With Me.
It’s my desire to hold everyone in the room to account, which makes me an engaging Speaker on the subject of ‘Accountability’ for your next event, conference or workshop face-to-face or virtual. My goal is to not motivate but to inspire your audience to take action for themselves so they too can implement and execute.
I’ve got a full playbook of strategies that I’m privileged to share or maybe we can create a totally bespoke and customised package to suit your individual or team needs. For more information, visit my website.
After reading this, how likely are you to achieve your; goals, promises, obligations and commitments alone? Unlikely I suspect, without external assistance.
Book your FREE Unboxing Session with me ‘The Accountability Guy’!
Together we’ll examine exactly where you’re at, what’s worked and what hasn’t. We’ll take a look at your priorities to set the path moving forward.
Each Unboxing Session includes
- 60-90 min obligation-free Zoom call to discuss your goals, promises and commitments
- Examine your priorities
- Review your ‘To-Do List’ and we’ll dig-in to how you will implement
- Together, we will create a plan and set timelines
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