Words Matter EP1
Georgia’s Career Success Tips (click above to listen)
Today, we will look at the word accountability.
What does it mean? An explanatory statement of conduct; a statement of reasons, causes, etc., explaining some event; consequence, importance; or to answer concerning one’s conduct – you get the idea.
Have you ever thought about someone else’s actions, wishing they had been held accountable? Or, have you seen someone need to be given credit for something positive? How about your personal and professional accountability? If you are like me, this is a tougher question, not only looking at yourself, but doing so frequently.
Developing accountability is part of your journey towards success. As Robert J. Ringer, American entrepreneur, puts it “Success is a matter of understanding and religiously practicing specific, simple habits that always lead to success.”
Why is this important? Reviewing your thoughts, words, and actions frequently, can help to keep you centered and humble. We all make mistakes. Holding yourself accountable allows you to recognize the good, the bad, and the ugly. you can then make any necessary changes and move on.
Want to make this as quick and painless as possible?
Here’s my first creative tip for you. Try this approach. Take 5 minutes before you go to sleep at night and review your day. There will probably be some negatives, but if you look honestly, you will most likely see many positives. They do not have to be big things – you might have smiled at the grocery clerk in line and cheered them up. Then simply be grateful for being here one more day.
Here’s my second creative tip for you. When you see someone refusing to take responsibility for something they’ve said or done, simply let that be a lesson for you to not do the same. Remember that you have control over you.
My third creative tip for you – when you get up in the morning, stretch, smile, and say to yourself “I’ll have many positives when I review my day before I go to sleep tonight.”
I would love to know how you did, so if you would like, leave me a comment below or send me a quick email to let me know how practicing these tips changed your day. The email address, dedicated to you, is: firstname.lastname@example.org .
In closing, I give you a quote from Dan Green, another American entrepreneur, “To finish strong, you first have to begin.”
Until next time, this is Georgia Day, creator of Georgia’s Career Success Tips Podcast – As always, my passion is your success!