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Accountability is the act of taking ownership of your action. It helps immensely in taking steps towards your goals and ensuring that you accomplish them. Moreover, it enables you to strive towards your goals without procrastination and ensures steady and consistent progress.

Yes, accountability helps you prioritize your goals. This is because when you are accountable, you share the goal with someone who holds you responsible.

Moreover, accountability enables you to break the goals into smaller and more achievable chunks and brings you closer to realizing your ambition.

This blog will help you understand how accountability plays an unequivocal role in helping you prioritize and achieve your goals. 

Setting Goals

Goals are your workplace ambitions, desires, and resolutions. Most of the time, when you have a specific idea, you are 10% closer to achieving your goal. Then when you decide to act on the idea, you are 25% closer.

Once you set a deadline for your goals, you are 40% closer to accomplishing them and 50% closer when you have a plan. Furthermore, if you commit the goal to someone and have made an appointment with an accountability partner, you are 95% closer to accomplishing your goals.

Goal setting is a necessary process. You need to set SMART goals. This means when you have an idea; you need to set goals that fulfill the following conditions:

  • Specific – the goal should be specific. For instance, it cannot merely be about increasing sales. You should make it specific as the sales should increase by 15%.
  • Measurable- When you say your sales should increase by 15%, you are quantifying it. You will be able to analyze how close you are to reaching the goal.
  • Attainable- Set goals that are achievable and not too difficult to reach. The moment you set a difficult to accomplish a goal, you will feel dejected. So set attainable ones.
  • Relevant- Your goal should be relevant to your idea, and it should be tuned to the times and the organization.
  • Time-bound- Set deadlines for your goals to make it more likely that you will accomplish your goal.

After setting SMART goals, you should prioritize the tasks.

Prioritizing Tasks To Achieve Your Goals

Once you have your goals in mind, firstly, write them down so it is clear. Then break down the tasks. When you break down your tasks, you know what you have to do and when.

Moreover, you will be able to analyze what tasks are essential and urgent. Accordingly, you can do the following:

  • Do- the urgent and vital tasks
  • Delegate- the unimportant urgent tasks
  • Delay- the critical, not urgent tasks
  • Delete- the unimportant and not urgent tasks

Accountability’s Role In Goal Setting And Prioritizing

Accountability is essentially taking ownership of actions. It is also the willingness to accept the consequences and rewards alike for one’s activities. When you use accountability in goal setting, you become more committed to the goals and take them seriously.

Moreover, having accountability in goals propels you to share them with a reliable accountability partner. This helps in multiple ways:

Prevents Procrastination

When accountability exists in goal setting, procrastination is easily prevented. Accountability in creating goals ensures you have strict deadlines and someone to report to. Your accountability partner will help you adhere to your deadlines and help you avoid delaying your important and urgent tasks.

Increases Efficiency

When you have SMART goals combined with accountability, your efficiency is boosted. Moreover, having a partner or announcing the goals to someone makes it more accurate and pushes you to perform well.

Prioritizing Becomes Easier

Having accountability partners and coaches can be a boon to goal achieving process. They offer you clarity and a unique industrial perspective. Furthermore, they will enable you to create to-do lists and prioritize your tasks appropriately.

Ensures you follow through

When you are under watch and have constant feedback from your accountability coach or partner, you ensure you follow through on your goals. You’ll want to ensure you have something to report at your weekly, monthly, or annual meets. So, it pushes you to focus and get things done when you say you will do it.

Wrapping up

Goals are your dreams and ambitions that stem from an idea. To achieve it, you need to think of the idea, then commit to it, and decide that you will act on it. Only then are you 15% closer to achieving your goals.

Moreover, you need to ensure you set specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound goals (SMART) that you can break into chunks and get started.

Furthermore, you must share your goals with a trustworthy and reliable accountability coach from places like TickThoseBoxes. Such coaches will help you set goals and ensure you don’t procrastinate.

Besides, they will hold you accountable for your actions and suggest training to ensure you achieve your goals. That’s why accountability increases efficiency and moves you almost 95% closer to achieving your goals successfully.

By Darren Finkelstein

Author Bio:

Darren Finkelstein is The Accountability Guy®. This involves being an International Accountability Coach, Business Advisor, Mentor, Author, and Speaker.

Darren works with high-performing teams and individuals across Australia/NZ, UK, USA, Europe and Asia to help get results, achieve their wildest dreams, and smash goals. He does this by leveraging over 30 years of experience working in the corporate world and small businesses.

A successful business owner himself, Darren won the Australian Entrepreneur of the Year award for Dent Global after building a wonderful lifestyle business, successfully sold and exited after 15 years.

Before this, Darren worked for over 10 years at Apple Inc. as ‘Manager of Commercial Markets’ during the inspirational Steve Jobs era. While there, he was awarded the prestigious Golden Apple Award.

Darren’s lessons in accountability can help individuals and teams at all levels of a business or organisation across the globe, and are based on actions and results:

  • Get clarity - know what to do first
  • Get started - know what to do next
  • Get Sh!t Done - know what to do more of

How can The Accountability Guy® help you?

Whenever you and/or your team are ready, here are four ways to become more accountable...


    1. Take "The Accountability Scorecard"

    How accountable are you? Discover your accountability score and increase the probability of smashing your goals and Getting Sh!t Done!. Take the quiz

    2. Read my new book
    "The Accountability Advantage - Play Your Best Game"

    Eliminate procrastination and overwhelm, and start playing your best game. Buy a copy

    3. Study my online course "Accountability Made Easy"

    For high-performing goal-kickers who want to achieve even more success in work and in life. Enrol now and become accountable in a matter of hours. Enrol now

    4. Book a complimentary 1-on-1 coaching "Unboxing Session"

    Start delivering on your promises and get your team to do the same. Book here.

For more information on all my coaching programs, click here.


Are you a high-performing entrepreneur who wants to achieve more?

Mastering accountability is your superpower!

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Book your FREE Unboxing Session with
Darren Finkelstein – 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
  • 45-60 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

Click here to book your free session.

 

Book your FREE Unboxing Session with
Darren Finkelstein – 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
  • 45-60 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

Click here to book your free session.

 

By Darren Finkelstein

Author Bio:

Darren Finkelstein is The Accountability Guy®. This involves being an International Accountability Coach, Business Advisor, Mentor, Author, and Speaker.

Darren works with high-performing teams and individuals across Australia/NZ, UK, USA, Europe and Asia to help get results, achieve their wildest dreams, and smash goals. He does this by leveraging over 30 years of experience working in the corporate world and small businesses.

A successful business owner himself, Darren won the Australian Entrepreneur of the Year award for Dent Global after building a wonderful lifestyle business, successfully sold and exited after 15 years.

Before this, Darren worked for over 10 years at Apple Inc. as ‘Manager of Commercial Markets’ during the inspirational Steve Jobs era. While there, he was awarded the prestigious Golden Apple Award.

Darren’s lessons in accountability can help individuals and teams at all levels of a business or organisation across the globe, and are based on actions and results:

  • Get clarity - know what to do first
  • Get started - know what to do next
  • Get Sh!t Done - know what to do more of

How can The Accountability Guy® help you?

Whenever you and/or your team are ready, here are four ways to become more accountable...


    1. Take "The Accountability Scorecard"

    How accountable are you? Discover your accountability score and increase the probability of smashing your goals and Getting Sh!t Done!. Take the quiz

    2. Read my new book
    "The Accountability Advantage - Play Your Best Game"

    Eliminate procrastination and overwhelm, and start playing your best game. Buy a copy

    3. Study my online course "Accountability Made Easy"

    For high-performing goal-kickers who want to achieve even more success in work and in life. Enrol now and become accountable in a matter of hours. Enrol now

    4. Book a complimentary 1-on-1 coaching "Unboxing Session"

    Start delivering on your promises and get your team to do the same. Book here.

For more information on all my coaching programs, click here.


Are you a high-performing entrepreneur who wants to achieve more?

Mastering accountability is your superpower!

Categories