Do you feel stuck in certain key areas of your life? Are you fed up of repeatedly trying and failing to change them? Being accountable is taking responsibility and becoming answerable for your actions. Think of it as a call to action, or working towards a meaningful mini goal.
Bad habits can settle in and go unchallenged if you allow them to, and let’s be honest most people will try to get away with doing less than what they are capable of. If nobody sees, then it really doesn’t matter, does it?
3 tips on how to hold yourself accountable
1. Mindset – Understand why accomplishing a certain goal is so important to you. How will it improve your life? What is your motivation for doing it? If you want to really want to do something, nothing will get in your way, no matter how difficult it gets.
2. Track Progress – Seeing personal progression is rewarding, we all like a pat on the back. To move forward you need to understand the things that have worked and the things that haven’t. Taking responsibility for your progression, holds you accountable for your actions.
3. Don’t make excuses – If you take responsibility to become accountable for something and don’t follow it through, don’t look for others to blame. Own up to yourself! Life throws curve balls at us all the time and there will always be a good reason not to do something. If this happens, remind yourself of your ultimate goal and the desire to achieve it. Forget the excuses and focus on what you need to do, to move forward.
Success in anything, comes from making it a priority. You have to make a conscious effort to better your life and make the changes required. This can be far from easy, but if you accomplish something that you set out to do, it can be very rewarding. Make accountability part of your daily routine, so it becomes second nature.
How can a Life Coach help?
A Life Coach will help analyse where you are in life right now, understand where you want to be and empower you to create the steps to get you there. A Life Coach will also hold you accountable and keep you motivated, every step of the way.
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