Hold Yourself Accountable For Your Happiness
You’re not happy in your job. You want to go back to school. You have an idea for a business. But you’ve made no progress toward the change you think you want. The question: are you really committed?
Test the sincerity of your commitment with a few simple questions.
- Is this change something you really want, or something you think you should do? Is the need coming from within or have others planted the notion in your head?
- Do all of your conversations – the ones you think and the ones you articulate – match your goals? Or do you find yourself hemming and hawing over the amount of work it will take?
- Is your stated goal in alignment with your true thoughts, feelings and beliefs? Or are you struggling in one or more of those areas?
If your head and heart are out of sync, the tiniest challenge, the slightest resistance, will stop you in your tracks. To be truly committed and move forward successfully, align your thoughts, feelings, words and actions.
Often, the reason we struggle to achieve success is that we don’t hold ourselves accountable for reaching our goals.
Each day is made up of an untold number of decisions that can move you closer to or further away from our goals. For example: do you choose to update your resume tonight, or binge watch your favorite TV show? Do you choose to research ways to get more training that will give you skills you need to advance or surf social media? Do you speak up about an idea you have in the staff meeting, or sit silently letting the opportunity pass?
We sabotage our success thru the choices we make. The good thing is that the conscious choice to change is always available to us. To increase awareness of how you choose to invest your time, periodically ask yourself throughout the day, “Is what I’m doing right now getting me closer to my goals, my purpose or my joy?” You can go high tech and set an alert on your phone or computer that pops up throughout the day asking you that very question.
If you find that you’re working against your intentions, take full responsibility for getting back on track. Blame no one, not even yourself. No self-criticism or self-sympathy. When you fail or forget, feel frustrated or fatigued, simply start over. If your commitment is authentic, you’ll find new and creative ways to be faithful to yourself and continue moving forward.
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