How to be Accountable and Committed to Your Goals
“So, what is that thing you keep putting off? And what’s it going to take to bring that self-accountability to commit to starting doing it finally?” 🤔
And what’s it going to take to bring that self-accountability to commit to starting doing it finally? Maybe you have a passion project you’ve been delaying or a skill you’ve been wanting to learn, but you keep putting them on the back burner for some reason.
I have been in this before, and I know it’s not easy. However, the one thing that I’ve learned to move forward is knowing that we are the one species that can choose how we represent all aspects of ourselves – from the way we talk, walk, posture, and words. We have the choice to be fully present or distracted. All these things significantly impact how we come across and the type of people that come into our lives. 😊 😊 😊
We all have goals we want to achieve, but sometimes life gets in the way. We lose focus, get distracted, or just feel like giving up. However, knowing how to be present can be the first step toward staying accountable to your goals. 😀
So, what will it take to bring that self-accountability to commit to finally doing what you want? Let me share with you what works for me:
1. MAKE the time for YOU and honour your self-worth by sticking to your word.
Our intentions for ourselves may be good, but sticking to these intentions can be another story. Sometimes, our actions don’t measure up to the words and commitments we make. You want to keep your word because it gives you peace of mind. It shows that you respect yourself and others.
Staying committed to fulfilling your own words will help you achieve your goals. Keeping your word can give you a sense of tranquility and peace. You respect who you are and the people around you when you keep your promises.
Get clear on what you lack and need, listen to yourself and what you keep saying “you should do.”
2. It only takes a little bit of doing "the thing you want to do" to get that feeling of "achievement."
Even when something is important, we may still struggle to keep up the pace or get it done. The less action we take, the less motivated we’ll feel. If a task feels challenging, try building small habits that encourage movement.
Motivation is fleeting; it comes and goes in waves. It’s hard to keep up with your goals when you feel like there isn’t enough time in the day or enough energy in your body. 💪
Whenever possible, couple every challenging task (or task you do not want to do) with something you enjoy. Think about what you want to do. Do that for a little bit every day, even if it’s just five minutes. It will help make you feel more motivated to get things done. Little by little, doing the things you love can lead to a feeling of accomplishment. 👌
3. Fill your cup so you can be the best version of yourself.
Self-care is important. We often don’t realize how much we put ourselves second until we get caught in a cycle of exhaustion and burnout. We need to prioritize our own needs before we can give to others. Not only will we be healthier, but we’ll be more productive and helpful to others when we can take care of ourselves properly.
Remember, you can’t pour from an empty cup, which means you can’t care for others if you aren’t taking care of yourself first. Filling your cup means practicing self-care allows you to become the best version of yourself. The good news is that taking care of yourself doesn’t have to be time-consuming or difficult.
Even little choices—starting your day with a healthy breakfast or getting some fresh air—can significantly impact your overall health and wellbeing. A few self-care practices you can do include:
- Reading a book. 🤓
- Doing yoga. Watching a video.
- Writing a journal.
- Dancing to a song.
- Going outside to breathe some fresh air.
Even drinking Tribal Moon Cacao first thing in the morning, just soaking at the moment, and being fully aware of the present is a great way to fill your cup. By making self-care a priority, we’ll be better equipped to care for others and serve our communities more effectively.
4. Believe in yourself
The level of success you see in your life directly results from the beliefs you hold. When you're drowning in fears, doubts, and self-sabotaging behaviors, success feels out of your grasp.
The skills, training, and tools can’t help you if you don’t believe in yourself. But when you are rooting for yourself and the power of positive thinking, you can do anything. The process of thinking and talking about what you want and how to get it makes you feel happier and in greater control of your life. 🧠🧠🧠
Success comes from believing in the things you don’t see. It’s about believing in your dreams. Successful people are not born; they are made. In your mind, a thought process creates a belief system and allows you to change things and patterns in your life that aren’t working. These thoughts lead to action, giving you control and making you feel happy. 🤗😀
When you believe something is possible, this belief will drive you to perform the actions necessary to make it happen.
5. Believe you are loved and love yourself.
Loving yourself means treating yourself with respect, even when you make mistakes. It means being kind to yourself and accepting your emotions without being critical of them. It also means nurturing your physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Treat yourself with respect and kindness. Accept your feelings without being critical of them. Nurture your physical, emotional, and mental well-being. 💖💗💓
Being kind to yourself is a foundational aspect of self-love. It means forgiving yourself when you make mistakes and not being critical of your thoughts or feelings. Another essential part of self-love is taking care of your physical, emotional, and mental health.
Self-love is an essential component of healthy living. When you hold yourself in high esteem, you’re more likely to choose things that nurture your well-being and serve you well. These things may be eating healthy, exercising, or having healthy relationships. Learning to love yourself leads to better self-care. For example, you might take a break from time to time and accept that no one is perfect. Or maybe you could say no to others when you don’t have the time or energy to say yes. We often do too much for other people because we want to please everyone. But it’s important to remember that we need to look after ourselves, too! 💞💕💓
The bottom line
I know you are busy, and I get it! With the world being what it is these days, sometimes it seems easier to keep putting off what you feel you need for yourself, and between work, fitness, kids, keeping up with the socials, etc., it may seem harder to make some time for you to do that “thing” you keep saying you want to do. Finding inspiration from this post might help you start things you’ve been putting off.