Are you ready to stop living on auto-pilot and finding excuses for why things are not changing in your life? If your answer is 'yes', then today is the day you start being accountable for your own journey.
Once you decide to stop auto-pilot mode and start being accountable for your own actions – your mindset shifts to a more empowered way of thinking. Of course the word ‘accountability’ can evoke feelings of apprehension, burden and a constant pressure to perform. But accountability is actually the key to unlocking your full potential?
It’s easy to get swept up in the hustle and bustle of life. We may make promises to ourselves, only to break them time and time again. A lot of the time we blame external factors or other people for our setbacks, never stopping to consider our own role in them.
But here’s the thing: when we start being accountable for our own actions, we shift the power dynamic. We become the masters of our own journey, no longer victims of circumstance.
In my video below, I share why holding yourself accountable is the key to owning your actions, creating long term success and building internal confidence.
BENEFITS OF BEING ACCOUNTABLE
When we hold ourselves accountable, we:
- Boost our motivation and productivity – Knowing that we have someone (or something) to answer to makes us more likely to stay on track.
- Improve our decision-making skills – We become more mindful of the consequences of our actions and choose accordingly.
- Build self-confidence and self-esteem – Every time we achieve a goal, we reinforce our belief in our own abilities.
- Strengthen our relationships – When we’re accountable to others, we’re more likely to follow through on our commitments, which builds trust and respect.
HOW TO BECOME ACCOUNTABLE
Set SMART goals:
Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound goals are more likely to be achieved.
Find an accountability partner:
Share your goals with someone you trust and ask them to check in with you regularly.
Track your progress.
Use a journal, planner, or app to keep tabs on your goals and accomplishments.
Celebrate your successes.
Take the time to acknowledge your achievements, no matter how big or small.
Learn from your mistakes.
Don’t beat yourself up if you slip up. Instead, see it as an opportunity to learn and grow.
What are your thoughts on accountability?
Share your tips and experiences in the comments below!