This is Day 19 of the 30 Day Affirmation Challenge, “Accountability Tips To Streamline Success”.
Align Your Actions To Your Desires
Sometimes we say we really want something but our actions don’t reflect that desire. Are you deceiving yourself? Here are a couple scenarios that demonstrate what we’re talking about.
Scenario 1: You say you want a successful home business but you don’t make any prospecting calls to get business partners or customers. Your actions may show that you care more about what others think about you than your finding people to help and serve. You are allowing your fear get in the way of your success. In other words, you’re making prospecting about “you” and not about “them”. Once you start focusing on your prospect by asking your them key questions to find their pain your fear will diminish.
Scenario 2: You say that you are completely content and happy about your average life. But then all you do is complain about how broke you are and how unfair life is because you’ve gotten the raw end of the deal. You fail to take responsibility for your life, giving the power to change your life to someone else. This is called bondage by choice. Whatever you focus on is what you get. If you are focusing on your residual bills, never having enough time, money or freedom to enjoy life, while having negative thoughts about those who seem to have more in life then you do, then this is what you will attract into your life. Those who have this type of mindset actually have a negative relationship with money and making money. People having these feelings, thoughts and mindset will always struggle in their life.
Perhaps one of these examples ring true to you. If so, you’re in luck! The wonderful news is that once you identify the lies and mis-truths that you tell yourself and then own every aspect of your life, then you can start making changes in your mindset and habits that will allow you to create the lifestyle you desire.
Personal Accountability For Success
Two of the most important traits that separate people who create success from those who don’t is (1) taking ownership of every aspect of their life and (2) holding themselves accountable to commitments they’ve made to themselves and others, beginning with living a life of honesty. This means that you do what you say and say what you do. When you say you will do something you do it within a specified time frame. If factors outside your control interfere with meeting that deadline you immediately communicate this information to those you have committed to.
Personal honesty and accountability is especially important in the relationship you have with yourself. Doing so shows that you place a high personal value on yourself and that you will not settle for anything less. When you treat yourself this way others will treat you with the same high value. You will also attract others with a sense of high value.
Take An Honest Personal Assessment
Taking a regular personal assessment allows you to make sure that you are on track in the personal relationship you have with yourself, with others and for meeting your goals. Consider the questions below to see how honest you are with yourself and identifying areas of personal growth you need to work on.
Ask yourself the following questions to honestly evaluate where you currently are in your life compared to where you want to be.
Video: Your Honest Personal Accountability
Self Evaluation: Personal Accountability For Success
What do I really love in life? How can I have more of this?
Your quality of life is greatly influenced by doing those things you enjoy the most. In addition, the more thankful you are for the things in our life, the more things you will attract in your life to be thankful for.
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Have I been settling for “Good enough” in my life?
There is no passion to be found in your playing small. When you settle for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living, all you live is a life of regrets and a legacy of what could have been.
If I make no changes in my life where do I see my life in 5 years?
The majority of people live a life of compromise, procrastinating their future away until it’s too late. The reality is, that if you don’t do something now to make your future better, today is the best scenario you will ever have at best.
Do the things and people in my life reflect who I really am and what I want?
The people and things in your life are a true reflection of who you are in your thoughts and mind. You are the average of the top 5 people you spend the most time with. If you want the things in your life to change you need to change.
Are you living the lifestyle you want for yourself? Are you living debt-free? When do you plan to retire? While you still have some life in you or will you have to work until the day you die? Do you have the time and financial freedom to buy anything you want in cash?…How about vacation anywhere you want with whoever you want, anytime you want? If you don’t have a plan to become financially? I do and I’d be happy to share it with you. It may not be for you and that’s totally okay. But, contact me if you want me to share with you my amazing plan!
Have I allowed “shoulds” and “trys” to get in the way of my happiness?
Should and Try are both debilitating words. Both words combine the spirit of good intention with a built-in disclaimer of failure.
When you tell someone you will try to/should go to that meeting, try to/should make that company event, or try to/should make those phone calls, you are actually saying that you don’t plan to and you won’t. Then you complain why you’re so broke, unsuccessful…blah, blah, blah…failing to commit and failing to hold yourself accountable for your success.
So stop lying to yourself and to everyone else. Make a decision then act on that decision.
When you start holding yourself accountable to your own success,
that’s when your start taking yourself and your business to the next level of success!
Totally remove all wishy-washy words from your vocabulary, your excuses and behavior if you truly you truly want to change your life.
There is nothing more attractive than someone who firmly knows what they want and can make a clear concise decision. Be a courageous affirming person and say “no” or “yes”. Then hold yourself accountable to your answer. This will hold you out as a person of integrity because you know what you want, you go after it and you word is your honor.
Do I exercise the daily habits of successful people that will bring me the success I truly want?
If not, why not?
If you truly want the success that successful people have then you must do the things that successful people do. This will allow you to build your character to the level where you can create your own success. The consistent traits that successful people have are: a daily routine of successful behaviors, discipline, commitment, foresight, resilience, enthusiasm, gratitude, optimism, curiosity and patience.
Evaluating Daily Details For Success
People who create success are very mindful about what, where, how their time is spent. They focus their time only on those things that only they can do and only on those things that align with their goal and vision of success. They delegate and outsource those things that can be done by someone else. Successful people also evaluate the things they do, weeding out those things that do not align with their goals of success and the person they are becoming.
Daily Powerful Questions
One way to evaluate the details of your life is to ask yourself powerful questions.
Use these Powerful Daily Questions below to evaluate the details in your life. These questions will help you get out of those positions of feeling stuck.
Is this useful?
Does this behavior, trait or action align with your greater purpose, my goals and aspirations? If it’s useful, keep doing it because it’s affirming your goals. If not, stop it and replace with something that is useful.
Is this serving my best self
Are the beliefs and behaviors that you are doing serving your goal(s) of becoming your best self. If yes, continue and reaffirm these beliefs and behaviors. If no, identify beliefs and behaviors that you can replace for these unwanted behaviors. Create an affirmation that will help you adopt the new behavior. Or, create a powerful afformation question that will help you create and adopt that new behavior or belief.
For example, if your staying up late watching television or browsing the internet is keeping you from getting up at least one hour early to practice your miracle morning routine, then that behavior of staying up late is not serving your goal of becoming your best self.
To adopt the behavior that supports your goals of success you could create and repeat the following affirmation, “I am wise and energized each day because I go to bed early and wake up early each morning.”. An afformation could be, “Why am I so energized and having so much success every day?”.
Is it appropriate (now? For my future?)
Is this behavior, belief, action or trait adding value to your life and aligning with your goals and ambitions.
Can I change it?
(Sometimes we worry about stuff we can’t control or change) There are many things we cannot change outside of ourselves. But, you can change how you respond and react to things outside yourself. This will help you develop into the greater person you are becoming. For those things that you can change, take courage and change them. This also helps to build your character so that you can create the life you desire.
Am I doing it for the right reasons?
Sometimes we do things for the wrong reasons. Especially when it comes to doing things for other people and avoiding saying “no” and then we reluctantly go along which doesn’t serve anyone.
It’s not always easy to change why we do things. Sometimes the best outcomes from the hardest, most uncomfortable decisions. Am I doing it out of fear? How does it make me feel? Does it bring inner peace or inner turmoil and anxiety?
Day 19 Affirmation Assignment: Personal Accountability
- Go through the 6 personal accountability questions and honestly evaluate yourself.
- For each of the 6 personal accountability questions write down a plan for overcoming that area of honesty and provide a date that you will take action and a date you will complete that action.
- For each of the 5 Power Questions identify one belief, behavior, action or task that you engage in each day that you can remove from your life because it does not serve your greater self.
- Replace that belief, behavior, action or task with one that better serves you.
- Share your experience in the Facebook Group.
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