The REAL Truth of What Accountability Does for You
Posted on September 25, 2017 by Mike Almeyda, One of Thousands of Executive Coaches on Noomii.
If you want the results most people don’t have, you have to be willing to do the things that most people won’t do.
We often have large goals and aspirations. Every January 1st, we are Gung-Ho about CRUSHING our New Years resolution goals in two months. It doesn’t take more than two weeks before we get to the top of the hill and recognize there is a larger mountain to climb. It’s in that moment we make a choice that determines the next 50 weeks of the year. Do I continue climbing uphill, or chalk it up as a loss and go back to my old ways? One of the choices is certainly easy to make and appears to not really cost you much, but making that decision compounded over a long period of time will leave you dead, dead broke, and without a legacy. Is that something you are willing to live with and live through?
I get it. Making that decision to continue climbing uphill requires persistence, perseverance, and patience. None of those three come easy, but what if they did? Wait…what? How could any of those three be easy? It sounds too good to be true. Now I would agree that those three things are certainly no cake walk, but it IS possible to make them more manageable. What’s the trick? One simple word. ACCOUNTABILITY. That one single word makes you unstoppable. That one single word breaks any barrier. That one single word brings wealth. That one single word…..accountability….will refine you more than you could ever imagine.
So how do I take those three words and stuff them into that one word? The answer is easy, but it’s certainly not simple. Am I confusing you yet? You see, accountability is best served on a two way street. Being accountable to yourself is not something that happens over night, and chances are when you try to, you’ll end up just like the person in the beginning of this blog post. The most successful people in the world have figured it out. Millionaires, billionaires, successful entrepreneurs all have this one thing in common. If you catch this, you can too. It’s called a COACH.
A coach brings unadulterated accountability into your life. He is your co-pilot. He makes sure you stick to your agenda. He makes sure you do the things you said you were going to do last week, last month, last year. He is committed to your success. A coach can be your sounding board, your cheerleader, or your drill sergeant. When frustration and doubt come knocking on your door, a coach will bring you back to a state of awareness where only success is possible. If you want the results most people don’t have, you have to be willing to do the things that most people won’t do. Now go hire a coach!