What Role does Accountability Have in Your Life?
What role does accountability have in your life? This is an important question to ponder and reflect upon. Accountability is has a major role in your success and personal self-esteem. Yet, it seems to be the most misunderstood term for most people.
So, what is accountability and particularly personal accountability? It’s all about getting results and outcomes that you have committed to accomplishing. It’s pretty simple, yet, seems hard to execute for so many people. Why? Because accountability is all about “no excuses!”
How often are you making “excuses” for missing a deadline? …missing a goal or objective that you set? … missing an appointment or meeting? …missing part or all of a high priority task? …or not doing the quality work expected by others?
Excuses take a toll on our personal success and more importantly – our own self-esteem. When we less than the high quality, we know it inside. Therefore, we lose the positive effect of knowing we can achieve results at the highest level. Then doubt or even anger enter our thoughts and actions.
We need to adopt a “no excuse zone” in our mind. In this zone, we hold ourselves to a higher standard. We execute on our plans and objectives. And, most importantly, we do the right things even when others are doing “just enough” or encouraging us to do less than expected. Remember you control your thoughts and your thoughts control your actions.
Personal accountability is one of the big five of traits found in the top leaders. I have tracked this competency while evaluating the top leaders in all functional areas. It has been present for the top leaders and the high performers of organizations. If you would like to know why you stand relative to the everyone else – contact us for an assessment. We can discuss which assessment would be most beneficial to you and get a personal debrief on your strengths and weaknesses. Call us – 901-757-4434.
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