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!
G’day, I’m The Accountability Guy™ a sought-after Accountability Coach, Business Advisor, Mentor and author of The Accountability Advantage – Play your best game.
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, both in person and virtually.
I wrote my first book: ‘Honey, let’s buy a BOAT!’ it became an award-winning bestseller and Top 5 on iTunes. It is an iconic boating book written for the novice boatie and ‘wanna-be old salt’.
I followed that book with my next title: Honey, let’s go BOATING! My 101-bucket list of boating destinations in Victoria. I concluded the boating trilogy with: Honey, let’s sell the BOAT! My 9-practical steps to find the right buyer at the right price. And today, my boating titles and content are still heavily featured during my radio 3AW ‘Beach and Bay reports’ each summer.
Having courage to reinvent myself was quite a personal goal for me. Proudly, this goal was achieved soon after my business partner and I successfully sold and exited our boating business after 15-wonderful (and challenging) years together. So now it makes total sense, for me to create my boutique coaching practice aptly named: Tick Those Boxes.
Today, I offer my skills and experience as an Accountability Coach, Business Advisor, Mentor and Author/Speaker to work with high-performing entrepreneurial business owners, executives and teams, to ensure full-accountability. That means lifting output, smashing tasks and hitting GOALS as they Get Stuff Done.
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 in my signature and private ‘One-On-One’ Sessions (limited spaces available). Perhaps, you and your team might like to join my ‘Group Accountability Forums’, or simply register for my (D.I.Y) online program ‘Accountability Made Easy’.
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Accountability, is critical when building successful businesses for the business owner, staff and teams alike.
My strong foundation for business and entrepreneurship was built whilst working at Apple for 10-years as Manager of Commercial Markets, during the inspirational Steve Jobs era (yes, I met Steve). The pinnacle, for me, was being awarded the famous Golden Apple Award for sales excellence, and then later in my career I was awarded the Australian ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ for Dent Global.
You could say; I walk the talk, unlike many other coaches and advisors in the market today, without having been successfully in business themselves.
My latest book: The Accountability Advantage – Play your best game is my newest title written for those who want to hit their goals and deliver on their promises. I share with you my 7-steps on the road to accountability. This book is scheduled for worldwide release in Feb 2021, you can pre-order your copy now. I’ve got a full playbook of strategies that I’m privileged to share.
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 assistance.
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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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