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How Do I Stay Accountable?

By Darren Finkelstein
By Darren Finkelstein

The Accountability Guy®

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Here are 3 Easy Ways to Stay Accountable...

If you’ve decided to begin your journey towards incorporating accountability and mindfulness into your life, Congratulations!
This is the first step in the right direction. Accountability is the act of accepting responsibility for your thoughts and actions. Also understanding that your actions affect others around you in many ways. It is a personal journey. A journey that teaches you how to bring mindfulness, conscious awareness, and acceptance into your everyday life. While also working to improve your strengths and to leave your weaknesses behind.
Being accountable allows you to create goals and objectives. It allows you to actively work towards achievement every day. With a conscious will, focus, and determination this can be a transformative journey. A journey of learning and building new experiences. By training your mind consciously. You can also recognize and consider each thought, each action and evaluate its potential effects. Furthermore, this lets you spend every day with more intuitive knowledge and awareness. Thus, allowing you to work towards your goals proactively.
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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.