Accountability (noun): the quality or state of being accountable; especially: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s own actions
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It’s so true. A coach provides that accountability, that strategy, those pep-talks, the support that you need to press on and to keep you moving forward and pressing on when you are feeling tired or discouraged.
When you know you’re not alone you can always keep going. Not only does having a community raise you up to a new level of responsibility that will help you with consistency and follow-through, but it also provides a network for you to fall back on in moments when your spirits are down or you are tired of staying on that journey of entrepreneurship!
One of the most overlooked steps of successful accountability coaching is celebration . . . the secret is simple: celebrate more – pop more corks with your tribe – send handwritten cards or letters – celebrate with a small gift (I have most of the rocks my former pre-k students have given me as thank you gifts while spending time outdoors, the sentiment was always the same “Miss Cheryl, this is for you because I Love You”) small teacher celebration moments.
It goes without saying that your goals matter more than you know.People who are able to follow through on what they say they are going to do to, who are able to finish what they start, who are people who have a very clear vision into “why” what they are doing matters to them.
Clarity can push you forward to take more action, to help you “show up” and follow through more consistently and to dig-deep to find the courage to step outside of your comfort zone in order to reach your dreams.
We make our goals harder than they need to be. The truth is reaching a goal is less about doing big, drastic changes and more about doing small, daily tasks, taking ‘baby steps’ along the way. You don’t need to know all of the steps you need to take, you just need to take one step a day, every day, going towards what matters to you. Decide two things and you will have results: 1. Decide to be consistent, and 2. Decide to always show up. When you’re committed to consistency it doesn’t matter what people think about how and what you’re doing – it just matters that you show up and keep pressing forward.
It can be different for you this year. It has to be different for you, because this is your year if you decide it to be. But you need to prepare for the stumbling-stones that are going to be on your journey. You need to anticipate the challenges, and you can do that by making sure you have the right coach and a community of your tribe on your side.