Whether it is your personal or professional life, nothing can be accomplished to its fullest without the habit of accountability.
This is the one key element that helps glue all your hard work and efforts together to reach your goals. Being accountable means living a life of integrity with your words, thoughts and actions.
But don’t get it mixed with commitment or responsibility! Because accountability helps to ensure long-term success in your future and triumph over your little inner critic.
And while accountability might sound easy to follow, it is a habit that is difficult to achieve. But, it is still achievable. However, it might help if you first started with the definition of accountability and followed the ten best examples.
So, make sure to stick around until the very end of this feature!
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When people come across the word “accountability”, they often picture themselves “getting caught” for doing something dicey, or ratting out other people, or even establishing a set of strict rules for people to follow.
This pessimistic idea of accountability often drives people to understand it as a toxic control culture through rules. However, there is a better way to put this.
Accountability (whether at home or work) is all about holding everyone at the same expectation level. You could be a top C-suite executive or a part-time employee who works by the hour; accountability will keep people of all positions at the same level and motivate them to accomplish the primary goal.
Undoubtedly, accountability at the workplace is critically important. However, the actual act of accountability starts from within. This is called personal accountability, which means taking responsibility for everything that happens in your life.
By fostering this habit in your life and workplace, you can get high-performance work to help you reach the top!
Listed below are a few excellent examples of being accountable:
Here is what accountability does NOT look like:
If you want to become more accountable to yourself, you need to devise your action plan. This differs from person to person; however, if you need a helping hand, feel free to follow this 9-step plan to becoming more accountable.
While accountability might not be an easy practice to start, it can still do wonders for your life. By taking the right steps and following the examples mentioned earlier, you too can become a role model for accountability in no time!