It’s not enough to say what you’re going to do, you have to take action. But it is hard to do because that involves taking risks, making sacrifices and accepting responsibility.
How often have you told yourself that you were going to do something but did not follow through? You can’t sleep at night because you are worried about your to-do list the next day. You have to go to the gym, run errands, go grocery shopping, study for a test, so forth and so on. But tomorrow comes and ends, you scratch nothing off your to-do list and you feel uninspired.
You end up always being stressed because you can’t seem to get things done, especially the most important things. But don’t fret, you are like millions of people who need help with being more accountable.
What is an Accountability Coach?
An accountability coach is someone who holds you accountable to getting your tasks done. They help you meet your deadlines, set clear objectives for yourself and reach your goals. You need a coach that you respect to keep you in line so you can get things done and focus on doing more things that you enjoy. To have someone hold you accountable, they need to have a proven record of achieving results.
Why not an accountability partner?
You tried out a friend or family member be your accountability partner. How did that work out? It works for a while but slowly fades out. There is so much emotional involvement and it’s very common that they aren’t committed to you improving. You need to arm yourself with the right people in your corner in order to increase your level of commitment, motivation and help you get through the tough times.
Circle of influence
You need to surround yourself with people who keep you accountable. It is critical for success and maintaining the results. It’s great to keep a personal journal and make vision boards. But being coached by someone with a proven track record can help turn your passion into achievement.
Having an accountability coach is a great way to help you get inspired and stay on track with achieving the goals and results that matter most to you. Here are 5 reasons why you need to hire an accountability coach.
1. Failure to set deadlines
Setting goals is important because it keeps us motivated and boosts our self-confidence as we reach them. But it sucks when we set goals that we fail to meet. We fail to set definitive and realistic deadlines. An accountability coach can help you set them and provide creative ways how to achieve them.
2. Begin with no end in mind
We don’t get stuff done because we don’t know what done looks like. According to Franklin Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, we must start each day, task, or project with a clear vision of your desired direction and destination, and then continue by flexing your proactive muscles to make things happen. An accountability coach will provide you with a different perspective that will help you understand how things you look finished.
We have so much going on that we lose focus on what’s most important. You constantly feel that there is more and more to do and less and less hours to get things done. We overcommit ourselves too much and we have trouble saying no. An accountability coach will help you identify what’s most important and come up with effective ways to get the most important things done first.