Personal accountability is a step in self-empowerment direction. Accountability to self, first and foremost, gives you a kind of personal power that delivers a boost to self-confidence and self-esteem.
When you get the call, the text or the email to “come to the office” and the pit in your stomach forms do you fear there is something out there lurking in the shadows? Here are a few ways to quell the fear you feel and look forward to the conversation that you suspect means you’re in trouble.
A person’s mindset determines how much responsibility he/she will take for their success. Answer these questions and see where you stand.
If you believe you are accountable, you can enjoy a more successful career, more satisfying relationships, a lusher lifestyle, and a fatter paycheck – if those are things you want. Just keep reminding yourself of the truth…
Explain yourself. Why do people quit you?
Know what you want before somebody knows it for you.
Unclear expectations are the bane of a leader’s existence both in the giving and in the getting.
Replace your to-do list with a more effective method for capturing your commitments: your calendar. Instead of writing a laundry list you never complete, assign each task a specific time on your schedule.
Do you have an internal cranky conversation? Being accountable for it can change your life…for the better!
Distinguishing between what you want and what you intend can yield great results. Don’t be fooled by the easy way into or out of personal accountability to get the results you want.
If you want the problem solved you have to own the problem fully; this is different than blaming yourself, and it is a source of personal power that is very effective when it is genuine.
Blame others for all the good things that happen to you.