Why Accountability Drives Achievement

Work has been busy recently, hence, less time on my website and I had allowed myself to become a sloth. Apart from daily dog walks, I had very little exercise, not happy.

One of my clients, a fitness guru, called to thank me for some work I had done. Towards the end of the chat he asked,

“Is there anything I can do for you?”

My reply was something along the lines of, I know what I need to be doing, I just need to be doing it. He spotted it straight away and came back like a well functioning boomerang,

“It sounds like you just need some accountability.”

Bam! he was right. I know how to swim, I know how to exercise, I also know I need more than my weekly Pilates class. So why wasn’t I doing it? I had no one to answer to, that’s why.

The Result of Accountability

So, three weeks ago my new mentor suggested three activities a week, I began swimming. It was cold, dark and damp, I can tell you now, the only thing that made me go was the thought of phoning him to explain why I hadn’t bothered, it was enough. That first time, every single one of the 30 lengths was tough, it has been a while. What kept me going? The thought that I would be telling him how I did. Fast forward three weeks and I have just got home from 60 lengths. Four more lengths and I will be swimming a mile. Each length is now feels easier and, dare I say it, I am smiling inside. I have achieved all of that because of accountability.

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Take the plunge, you can do it

How Can Accountability Help You?

I know you are busy, I know there is always something more pressing, I know next week I am going to have to exercise discipline to get through the content writing mountain and get my swimming in. I also know I will do it. I will do it because of the positive effect of accountability. I feel proud of myself when I tell Chris how I am doing and I feel a whole lot better having done it.

Make Yourself Accountable

Are you struggling with tasks that are:

  • Boring?
  • Difficult?
  • Enormous?
  • Not in your skill-set?

The message is,  make yourself accountable to someone, it’s a great motivator.

A big shout out to Chris from Innerfit for his encouragement, I am very glad you are there.

** Update** I have swum the mile, hurrah!

About Nicola Dunklin

Experienced and proficient content writer with a proven track record of success.
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