The power of self-accountability

Updated: Feb 17

Despite setting intentions, and goals there's a very less amount of people who stick to their plans. I think if I didn't keep myself accountable to writing blogs everyweek, so despite having so much going on from exams to side-hustles and more there's a very less chance of me actually putting effort into writing this. I guess having an accountability mindset allows you to be overcome your internal barriers such as thinking about that you've alot to do but when you're actually keeping yourself accountable for things there's no way despite what, you're gonna accomplish what you've thought, you're gonna be more conscious with your time and what being conscious with time has taught me is, there's alot you can achieve in a day, but we waste so much of our time without even realizing it.

How do you create self-accountability?

  1. Know your roles- before you make yourself responsible for something you should know what your roles are, so then you can work on them accordingly.

  2. Ask yourself these questions-  What are my key deliverables?  Who am I responsible to?  What is my desired outcome?  What are my key timelines and milestones?  What resources are available to assist me?  Am I absolutely clear on what’s expected of me?

  3. Self-Analysis- We've all been through times where we weren't able to deliver either a desired outcome for ourselves or for anybody else, I think that's a great opportunity for learning, doing a self-analysis helps you figure out what obstacle made you not do a certain thing, which you were supposed to do, and you can then prevent that from happening the next time.

  4. Feedback- There's a possibility of a negative habit that you have but you don't necessarily realize about yourself, taking honest feedbacks from people about your personality can help you realize the root problem, and help you change that.

The biggest impact you can make is to become an accountability role model yourself. You can create an accountability culture by influencing others with your own actions. And remember, when someone on your team fails to perform as expected, get curious not angry. Encourage people to take risks knowing that failure is a real possibility. Soon there will be fewer excuses, and more results.