Human beings are creatures of habit.
In fact, your habits are what are going to dictate the kind of future you have.
Unfortunately, it’s tempting for many of us to sometimes (or often!) choose the ease and comfort over growth and hard work.
So how do you keep yourself accountable?
Let’s face it, you know what you need to do. You know what it takes to get you closer to your goals.
But it’s all too easy to procrastinate, to make excuses or to put off doing the things you need to do.
So, if you want to be more accountable try these three things:
1. Surround Yourself with the Right People
Let’s say your goal is to lose weight and get in shape.
You can go out and buy a Bow-Flex or a treadmill, but all too often, that stuff just ends up as expensive clothes racks in your basement.
Or you could get a gym membership. But the norm there is: You go a few times and then…you just fizzle out.
If this sounds familiar, here’s what to do:
You surround yourself with the people who are going to support.
Like a personal trainer who trains with you and ensures that you’re going to get your butt to the gym and do the work. Or a chef who’s going to ensure you’re eating the right meals.
Or find a friend with the same goal and go to the gym together.
2. Have a Process
Real commitment is a commitment with a formal structure.
So, sticking with the same example of losing weight, a process would be the scheduled plan that your personal trainer makes for you.
It’s all the exercises you have to do and when to do them.
In this way, every single week, you have your plan to hold you accountable.
3. Make a Public Declaration
It takes some guts to talk aloud of your plans and goals, but it can have a powerful effect.
No one wants to look like they’ve failed, so by telling the world what you are going to do, you’re more likely to stick to it.
And there you have it.
Three simple ways to hold yourself more accountable so you can overcome any laziness or excuses that may be holding you back.
Until next time,
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