Most of us want to be successful …
Most of us want what we want …
Most of us want more …
And the truth be told … we want it to be easy!
Have you ever wished you could simply wave a magic wand and create your dream life?
What would you wish for … exotic cars, amazing houses, fabulous vacations, traveling the world … of course you would give a portion to charity … right?
Whatever your dream is, you know that success doesn’t happen just because you read “The Secret” or that it will simply knock on your front door while you’re inside watching American Idol on the couch!
Well maybe some folks do … and most of us know that if we want to be successful we need a few things.
- Clarity – of our vision or goal – what we really want.
- A Plan – that is well defined, attainable, and measurable.
- Consistent Execution – over a long period of time.
- Accountability – that keeps us on track or helps us get back on track when we slip a little or a lot!
Of course all four components are needed in order to be successful. But if I had to admit which of the four I find the most difficult to achieve … I would say Accountability. Why?
First, I think it is difficult to commit to being held accountable. It requires a willingness to be vulnerable, a surrendering of sorts … and surrendering or asking for help typically isn’t in my vocabulary.
Second, I think it is rare to find the right person or group of people who challenge you, question you, praise you, guide you, help you get back up on your feet when you fall down, and love you enough to tell you the truth … the whole truth and nothing but the truth!
We can all sit down and write out our goals … we do it all the time. We can create a plan, and start executing our plan. We can even hold ourselves accountable … for awhile.
However, I have found that without checking in with another person or group on a daily or weekly basis I easily start to slip off the path …
And when I slip off the path my actions become erratic and inconsistent …
And when I am inconsistent with my actions I am not following my plan so well …
And when I don’t follow the plan … I don’t achieve my goals or the level of success that I want … basically I miss the target.
Accountability is the glue that holds it all together. It is what gets you back on track, It’s the pat on the butt when you succeed and a kick in the a** when you need to stop feeling sorry for yourself and play bigger!
So what about you … who’s holding you accountable?
Need a little help?
If you need a kick in the a** email me, call me, or respond to this blog, and I will help you find a system that can help you achieve more success than you ever thought was possible!
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