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Bert Oliva

Accountability

by Bert Oliva

I recently read a book that stated there is one quality that all successful people share: they do not blame, justify, or complain. These three qualities are excuses and ways to let ourselves off the hook for things that have occurred in our lives. No matter what has happened, no matter what outside circumstances that have occurred that may have caused a ripple in your life, you and only you are responsible for every single aspect of your life.

What is the one thing that truly differentiates successful people from unsuccessful ones? They set goals and accomplish them.

If you think about this for a moment, you will see that this quality of achieving one’s goals is truly the only characteristic that sets successful people apart from others. Any other characteristic you can think of stems from this one important quality.

So, how do you become one of these people who accomplishes what they set their minds to? Simple—you start telling everyone around you what our goals are and what you will achieve. This simple act of being vocal about your goals will greatly improve your accomplishment rate almost instantly. Why? One word: accountability.

By telling people what your goals are, you have made a silent commitment to them that you will achieve your goals. And, because we as humans do not like to lose face, we will work at least twice as hard on those commitments than we would others we haven’t told anyone about because we do not want to look foolish to our peers. Being vocal about our goals is a great way to use peer pressure in a positive way.

Moreover, by telling others about what you want to achieve, you are also creating a group of “accountability partners” who will point out to you when you are not sticking to your plans and help you get back on track.

So, it’s time to be successful and tell the world what you are going to achieve. Leave me a comment below and tell me your goals this week.


Live Life,
Bert Oliva

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