Accountability… what are the pros and cons?
- you mutually agree to check up on each other
- it can help you keep you on track with your goals
- it can help accelerate your achievements
- it helps you measure your progress
- it keeps you responsible for “doing the work”
- helps you make sound decisions and receive constructive advice
- are there really any cons?? Well only one if you are being lead by someone who is on a power kick.
Ever work on goals alone and realize those conversations you are having are all in you head? You know the ones, the ones where you are talking yourself right out of that goal you set a few months ago. I know, right eh?
Are you ready to do the work? NO excuses! Congratulations! That’s your first step.
Now, is it a good thing? a bad thing? helpful? Accountability can be all three depending on where you are at in your journey.
If you aren’t quite ready to have an accountability partner checking up on you regularly, and decide to get one anyway, it can feel like a very negative experience . You may not realize it until you start dodging their phone calls when you start feeling anxious because you didn’t do what you were suppose to do.
Choosing the right partner or group is the next step. This is very important if you want measurable results. Being like-minded, results driven and respectful of each other, ensures great support and goal achievement. What it’s not, is beating each up over not achieving a task. What it is, is understanding that life does happen, that sometimes we have to choose something else first (without it just being an excuse). And of course, it’s helping each other work through roadblocks or thought processes. It’s offering resources and sharing skills and perspectives that help us achieve our goals.
The first accountability group I read about was also considered a mastermind. Napolean Hill wrote about it in his book “Think and Grow Rich”. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend that you do.
We can create accountability in all areas of life and business. Choosing to join an accountability group that helps you gain knowledge, receive and offer ongoing support and create goals to achieve success in your business can only be a positive difference.