How To Keep Yourself Accountable
Keeping oneself accountable may seem challenging at first, but with the right attitude and a positive mindset, you will be amazed at all the things you can achieve. In this article, we shall review some of the ways in which you can keep yourself accountable and remind yourself of the goals and objectives you wish to achieve through your accountability journey.
a. Understand Your Thoughts and Feelings
To begin your accountability journey, you must first understand the things that hold you back and make you lose progress. The first step to keeping yourself accountable for your goals and objectives is to take some time and think about any negative emotions or feelings that you might be experiencing related to your accountability journey or any particular action.
The best way to ensure accountability is to understand and decode your feelings and thoughts and resolve any issues you might be facing with your accountability journey.
If you continually see hurdles in your journey, you won’t be able to focus on the progress, your achievements, and your goals and objectives.
Working with a clear mind will help you focus on getting the most out of your efforts.
b. Remind Yourself Before You Act
Sometimes we might feel that our accountability journey is requiring too much effort. In such a state of mind, it is easy to lose motivation and to slack on your efforts, which can hurt your progress.
The best way to keep yourself accountable is to silently and calmly remind yourself of your goals and objectives whenever you find yourself doing something that can hinder your progress or undermine your achievements.
Accountability teaches us to be more aware of our actions. By reminding ourselves of the goals we want to achieve and the benefits that come with it, we can bring more accountability in our lives easily.
c. Keep In Mind the Consequences
Keeping yourself in a positive state of mind may not be possible all the time. Our minds and bodies follow a natural cycle of mood regulation controlled by complex networks of chemicals in our blood. Sometimes, when we feel tired and down, we may lose sight of our goals and engage in actions that are detrimental to our progress.
At such times, it is best to remind yourself of the negative consequences your actions might have for yourself and how they might influence others.
Even though you can not create a positive mindset at all times, you can surely look at the bright side of every situation and align your thoughts and actions to achieve the most beneficial outcomes and the highest amount of success.
d. Remember Your Goals
Keeping ourselves accountable is easy when we have a clear vision of the outcomes we want to achieve through our accountability journey. If you set goals and objectives for yourself when you started your accountability journey, you can remind yourself of the reason for setting these objectives to find more motivation and energy to continue your accountability journey.
The goals we set for ourselves reflect where we want to be in life and the things we want to see around us.
If you feel that keeping up with your accountability journey is getting complicated, reminding yourself of your progress, effort, and the ultimate goal is a great way to bring more meaning to your journey and ensuring development.
Although it can be challenging to go through our accountability journey as there are sure to be hurdles and mistakes along the way, the only way to keep going is to learn as we go along and put in more positive effort towards achieving our goals.
With the right attitude, we are sure that your accountability journey will always succeed!
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 simply 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 and hold you to account for your commitments, promises and goals during my signature private ‘One-On-One’ Sessions (limited spaces available) or perhaps you and your team might like to join my ‘Group Mastermind Forums’, or register for my (D.I.Y) online program ‘Accountability Made Easy’.
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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 not only to motivate your audience but to inspire them 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.
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- Together, we will create a plan and set timelines.
You have so much to gain and nothing to lose! There is NO downside for you whatsoever. If you do nothing, this is exactly the same as sticking your head in the sand. All this is procrastination and hope, which does not improve your situation automatically. In fact, doing nothing – makes it worse.
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After reading this, how likely are you to achieve your; goals, promises, obligations and commitments alone? Unlikely I suspect, without external assistance.
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- 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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