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March is here. How are you doing on the goals, objectives, resolutions you set in January?

I use to get disappointed if I let myself slide, when I should have been following through with my goals. I remember that I use to set goals, and then it seemed like time would just fly by, later to notice that my goals were not met, because I did not do what I needed to do to accomplish those goals.

So there it was. A goal set, and not attained, once again. I was so sure of that goal when I set it, and now it seems very far away. i decided that there has to be a way to make sure that I am doing everything I need to do to accomplish that goal…if it truly was very important to me. There is where accountability came from.

A good friend of mine introduced me to accountability. One way that I stay accountable to my goals and objectives, is that I get others involved in the process.

-Name your goal. This is a great thing. This means that you have taken the time to dream, to really ponder about what you want in life.

-Now you write it down. Wonderful, now you are making you accountable to you.

-Tell a close friend. Excellent, now you are making you accountable to others.

I guarantee the next time that you see that friend, they will ask you, “Hey, how many days have you been off the smoking?” I know I do.

Here’s one more thing that being held accountable to a designated group of individuals:
It really made me step up my goals, and more importantly following through on them. I get more accomplished in less time, and I am happier doing it.

On a personal note:
One goal of mine for 2013 is to make a larger impact in our schools. So, I took a great step to getting this accomplished. I decided to run for a position on the school board in my town. A huge undertaking, and a lot of time invested, however it truly is something I want to do. So I made the step. It’s a huge motivation to not want to come up with a lot of lazy answers for my accountability group, on why I didn’t get involved.

Until next time…keep focused!