Are you accountable?   Accountability makes a difference.  Let’s examine why accountability is essential to achieving your goals and succeeding in your career.

Accountability Makes A Difference

Accountability means being held responsible for accomplishing a goal or what you say you will do. It allows you to build trust with the people around you by taking responsibility for your actions and decisions. Too often, we fail to hold ourselves accountable and wonder why our plans didn’t work out. 

Reasons Why Personal Accountability Matters

Accountability shows you value your work, your goals, and your dreams. It helps to eliminate the time and effort spent on unproductive behavior and distracting activities. It can increase your self-confidence and the confidence of others in your ability to fulfill your obligations. Your supervisor, team members, and those working for you will know you are reliable and can be counted on to do what you say you will. 

When you are accountable, you are more focused on your goals and are often more productive. 

Four Benefits of Accountability

Here are four of many reasons to make accountability a priority in your life and career:

  1. You Have A  Support System

When you’re accountable to an accountability partner or coach, you suddenly have a support system in place. Someone is cheering you on, offering advice, and helping you stay on track. 

An essential skill that will serve you well in your career and all other areas of your life is learning to be accountable to yourself.

2. Stay Focused On Your Goals

One of the most important things you can do is to stay focused on your goals. Personal accountability can help you do this by keeping you on track and ensuring that you’re always working towards your goals.

Being accountable to yourself means that you’re always aware of what you need to do to achieve your mission. You must set clear goals and deadlines, hold yourself accountable for meeting them, and avoid procrastination. (This is often difficult.)

Accountability also means taking an honest look at yourself and your progress. If you’re not meeting your goals, admit it and create a plan to get back on track. Celebrating your successes is important; even the tiny ones are still positive steps forward.

3. You Make Better Decisions

Some of us are better at making decisions than others. Personal accountability is one thing that can help us all make better decisions. 

When you’re accountable to yourself, you’re more likely to make intelligent decisions since you’re always considering the consequences of your actions and how they will affect your goals. You’re less likely to make impulsive decisions that could lead to future problems.

4. You Keep Your Word

When you’re accountable, you’re more likely to keep your word. This is because you constantly seek ways to follow through on your commitments. Being accountable creates a sense of trust and reliability.

It’s essential to be reliable and consistent in your plans and work. When people know they can count on you, they trust you. And you must be honest with yourself. If you make a commitment to someone, including yourself, follow through on it. Doing so will go a long way in building trust and strengthening relationships.

It’s easy to see the benefits of personal accountability regardless of whether you are hunting for a job or already employed. Accountability matters no matter the position.  

How Do You Get And Sustain Personal Accountability?

How do you get and sustain personal accountability over the long haul when struggling in your career or working towards a promotion? Finding an accountability partner or coach is crucial for staying accountable to yourself and your goals.  

There’s nothing like having someone in your corner who can cheer you on and help you stay accountable. But it needs to be someone who is invested in your success. 

Professional Coach Or Mentor

A professional coach or mentor can be that person for you. They can help you set goals, create a plan to reach them, cheer you on, hold you accountable, and help you celebrate your success. A professional coach or mentor is there for the long haul and invested in your success. 

When looking for a coach or mentor, there are a few things to remember.

  • They should be someone you respect.
  • They should be willing to challenge you and encourage your growth.
  • They should be someone you are comfortable talking to about your goals and challenges.
  • They should be available for regularly scheduled check-ins.
  • They are willing to stick with you every step of the way to meet your goals.

Let Me Help You

My Monthly Career Trajectory Program, designed especially for career-minded professionals like you, might be perfect to help you with accountability. Consider it your personal check-in, where we’ll dive deep into your career goals and aspirations. 

Let’s elevate your career to new heights, make a lasting impact, and create a legacy you can be proud of. If you’re ready to advance your career, CLICK HERE to schedule a quick call and secure your spot in my Monthly Career Trajectory Program.

Let’s embark on this extraordinary journey together and transform your career dreams with some accountability!