Make 2017 Awesome! Step 5: Hold Yourself Accountable
Holding yourself accountable is taking responsibility for your actions. The only person that is responsible for your actions is you, so it’s time you use that in your favour.
Your goals are there to help you achieve your dreams. If you truly want to achieve them, you need to hold yourself accountable to undertaking the required actions.
Taking responsibility for prioritising your sub-goals, booking in the time to achieve your goals and avoiding procrastination is not something anyone else can do for you.
For you to achieve, you must hold yourself accountable to:
- Prioritising goals that are meaningful to you
- Setting a plan of tasks you need to achieve your goals
- Scheduling time to achieve your goals… and sticking to your plan!
- Not allowing yourself to procrastinate
- Celebrating successes or learning from failures
Celebrate your successes
Success isn’t just the achievement of the end goal, progress towards this achievement is also success. No matter how small, as long as you’re doing something towards your goal, you’re making progress and taking a step in the right direction.
It’s important you acknowledge your progress and let yourself feel the sense of achievement that you deserve. As we’ve learnt already, that sense of achievement will encourage and motivate you to achieve more.
Learn from your failures
Failure is often thought of as a bad word. However if it weren’t for failing, we would never learn how to improve.
Achieving your goals often isn’t something that will happen overnight. It’s a long term game-plan. Sometimes things don’t go to plan, but it’s important that we don’t let this get to us.
When it doesn’t go to plan, look at why. Once you understand why, think about how you can prevent this hiccup in the future.
Most importantly if something doesn’t go to plan, don’t give up! Pick yourself up, brush yourself off, learn from the mistakes and get back to achieving your goals.
Do you have Business or Career Goals?
MAS National want to support our clients to achieve their goals. Our team have now returned from holidays, refreshed and ready to help you achieve your goals in 2017.
Register your interest below, and we’ll contact you to discuss your goals.
If you’re looking to grow or solidify your business in the coming year, one of our consultants would love to support you to achieve those goals. Click here to request an appointment with one of them, or call us on 1300 MAS NAT (627 628) to set a plan in place.
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