Yes, it is true, contrary to what a lot of people think, ACCOUNTABILITY FEELS GOOD!
It’s so simple it’s almost silly, but guess what, if you do the things that you say you are going to do, you feel good, even powerful. When you feel good about yourself, your energy is amazing. Most people have a negative association with accountability. When I talk about accountability I’m talking about the push you get from knowing that you are checking in with someone else, that there is someone out there who cares what you are up to and that will hold you accountable to it. That type of accountability feels good because it means you following through on what you want to do.
I love the feeling of sitting in my powerful place, of knowing who I am, of having confidence in myself. That’s when things really start to get interesting, it’s my favorite place to operate from. An accountability gets me there.
I just went through a long phase of having no accountability in my life.
I had a new baby and I knew it was not “my” time, it was “our” time, so I put aside my commitment worksheets, gave up my personal accountability group, and put my entrepreneurial pursuits on the back-burner. For awhile, it was a much needed break from my “normal” life, from being productive to being present, from creating to allowing. And as it turns out there is a rhythm to it all.
I like to push myself, I like to have the feeling of accomplishment and purpose. It makes me feel like myself and that I am contributing. It puts me in touch with my own creative force.
That is why I started Accountability Works. I know there are other people that want the structure to make choices and decisions and to follow through on them. I’ve learned after the last several years of working with clients in the real estate industry that even though they love the flexibility, they also thrive when they have timelines and the tension that being held accountable to their commitments provide.
As soon as I reintroduced accountability into my life via my coaching business and of course being in my own accountability group (one must walk the walk) it felt amazing! Having even one person to provide that accountability makes it so much easier to get critical decisions made and to get rid of procrastination.
Accountability makes your intentions real, and that type of accountability feels so good.