One of the primary critical components of success when it comes to reaching your goals is accountability. It’s easy to set a goal; the hard part is putting in the work to actually achieve it. To do this, you have to be able to hold yourself accountable. In this blog, we are going to talk about how to use accountability at each stage of planning.
Define Your Success
This is an excellent place to start because, in order to be successful, you need to know what that looks like. Success looks different for everyone. This is the time to reflect on what makes you happy and brings you internal joy. To learn more about defining your success, head to this blog post.
To be accountable in defining your own success, you need to separate yourself from outside influences. Success should only be measured based on your own personal definition of achievement. Unfortunately, it’s easy to let family, friends, and social media steer you into their own definitions of success. To be accountable, you must ensure you’re setting goals that are significant to you.
Develop Achievable Goals
You’re doing yourself a major disservice if you set goals that are impossible to achieve. It can set you up for failure, discourage you, and distract you from the goals that can actually be achieved.
Hold yourself accountable by setting realistic goals that are within your reach. You want to make sure your goals are specific, clear, and measurable. This will set you up for success on your goals.
Develop an Action Plan
As stated earlier, the real work begins after the goals are set, and the action begins. It’s easy to forget this crucial step in goal setting, which is creating an action plan. But, without an action plan, you can be left without direction. An action plan actually helps you move forward and brings you closer to goal success.
Be accountable to creating an action plan for your goals that include tasks to complete, deadlines, and rewards for reaching milestones. You can read more about how to successfully set up an action plan here.
Work with a Goal Accountability Coach
Just like goals and success, accountability looks different for everyone. You may find that you’re perfectly able to keep yourself on track to reach your goals or that having support helps you with goal achievement. As a goal accountability coach, I help my clients assess, plan, and achieve their goals. I hold my clients accountable using methods like accountability check-ins, one-on-ones, and deep-dives into why goals are or are not being reached.
Do you need some accountability support, so you can get closer to success? Book a complimentary call with me here.