We don’t tend to push ourselves as hard when no one is looking over our shoulders.
That’s why it’s important to always have somebody else around like a coach, business owner, or even your significant other. They are constant reminders to help us focus and stay on task.
So let’s say there’s no one that you can reach out to for help. Well, I’m going to get to that a little bit later.
Okay, let’s you and I take some action to figure this out.
The only way I know how to get started is with a question.
The first question, which is a doozy by the way.
How do you hold yourself accountable?
When you find someone that will hold you accountable your demeanor will totally change. You’re going to push just a little bit more and make sure things get done.
When you hold yourself accountable you will find that you will start moving forward and seeing the results you’ve been looking for. Even if you’re tired and just feel like going to bed. You’ll be able to find ways to get things done.
Not so fast.
None of this will happen until you train yourself to complete a task no matter how big or small. The first thing you need to do is start getting in the habit of completing a task.
Now that’s way easier to say than actually get done.
I think we both know that. Let’s admit it. We both have been their plenty of times.
That’s why we’re going to start out small, ridiculously small.
The key is to find small tasks that you know you can complete. These could be anything from brushing your teeth to eating breakfast in the morning. The important thing here is to tell yourself you’re going to do these tasks and follow through.
Start with step one making a micro commitment task that you follow through with. This is the best way to create a habit of setting a task, or a goal if you will, and completing it.
Whenever you have a task make sure you put a time limit on it. Don’t just set the task and have no time limit. This is going to lead you back into procrastinating. You’re going to keep putting that task off for as long as you can.
The best way to hold yourself accountable if you’re working with your partner or someone else is to keep asking each other how things are going throughout your day. You’re not doing this to be mean of course. By doing this with each other it’s going to hold you both accountable.
So what do you do if you’re alone?
You want to find a running buddy. They don’t necessarily have to understand or be doing the same thing as you.
Here’s the idea. You set your own goals and your running buddy does the same thing. Then from time to time. You ask them hey what’s up? Did you finish your task?
Check out this video where I go into a lot more detail about the importance of having an accountability partner and how they benefit you.
It’s that simple.
This is a really good structure to push you both along. you’re going to find that you will get a lot more done doing this.
Another thing that’s going to help with holding yourself accountable is journaling everything.
You’re going to journal The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
If you are the type of person that sits and watches YouTube videos all day long, and you know who you are. Journal the time that you spent doing this.
If you’re watching Tony Robbins, or Les Brown for 6 hours Journal it.
You need to know exactly how you are spending your time and where it’s going.
Does this sound familiar?
You get a Facebook post and you stop what you’re doing. Click on the post and start getting completely distracted and immersed into Facebook DURING YOUR POMODORO TIME, nonetheless.
Can you relate?
…and you didn’t get your test done for the day.
Oh, did you forget? Put that in your calendar. Remember the good, the bad, the ugly.
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