When you truly understand accountability, it will set you free.
Are you constantly running into failure? Are you seeing a pattern of the same kind of negative or non-productive outcomes? Who is bringing you down? What outside force is to blame? Why does this keep happening to you?
Simple answer. You.
It’s so easy to point the finger, blame the outside world, and think to yourself, why is the world out to get me? Fortunately, you can take comfort in the fact that the world is not out to get you. The world is too busy worrying about itself to concentrate on creating your failures.
If you are noticing a trend in your life and always asking yourself why it keeps happening, it’s time to change your perspective. These situations don’t keep happening to you, you are happening to the situation. You are stuck in a habit, caught in a thought process, and creating subconscious decisions that are triggering the same undesired result. Sound familiar? The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, while expecting a different result. Time to find sanity.
Instead of asking, “Why is this happening to me?”
sk yourself, “what am I doing or not doing to create this situation?”
You’d be surprised how the answer could be right in front of you, and once you see it, your world will change as you know it. It’s time to be accountable, and there are many ways in which you can start now.
From an entrepreneurial perspective, accountability is king. Hold yourself accountable for improvement, for feedback, for learning. One way to do this is to hire a coach or find a mentor. Having a mastermind in the same industry as you who does it better, smarter, and is miles ahead will hold you accountable for becoming the person you’re meant to be.
In sports, a coach holds his team accountable for winning, his individual players for bettering themselves for the team. Imagine wanting to become a professional ballerina. If you just watched videos online, you could probably learn some moves, but at the end of the day, you have no idea what you don’t know. You have nobody to answer to who will push you to do even greater, and show you how do it even better. You’ll just be someone dancing in their living room with no real motivation wondering why you’re not on stage taking a bow with flowers being thrown at your feet.
It’s the same with business. Whatever it is you want to do to build wealth, there is someone out there who can show you a better way than you know. If you want to be the best real estate agent, talk to a top-producer who will show you the ropes. If you want to build your own business, a CEO will teach you the mistakes he made so you don’t make them. In every business, there are things you may not want to do, a coach will motivate you to do them. The possibilities become endless once you open your mind to a new habit of being responsible for your improvement.
For most people, accountability might be a dirty word. It means you have to answer to the situation, to others, and to yourself. Nobody wants to turn the finger around.
On your path to building wealth, you have a responsibility to yourself to achieve anything you put your mind to. The fruits of your labor and the results of your accountability will mean the difference between a typical life waiting for the next paycheck, and an abundant life of wealth, love, and happiness.
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