Do you beat yourself up for not meeting your goals? When you don’t meet your goals, do you accept responsibility or blame others?
Beating myself up for not meeting my goals is something I do often. However, I take full accountability for what does and what does not happen in my life.
Being accountable to take action and accept responsibility for the outcome of a specific goal or situation, is a moral issue many take pride in achieving. It’s importance depends on you and your willingness to achieve your goals. At times we can manage holding ourselves accountable for certain outcomes in our life, other times we may need to get help from others, including a professional–like a life coach, or a cognitive behavior therapist.
3 East Steps to Accountability
There is no greater validation of your self-worth than when you take control of a situation and get your desired result. To help you with that, see my 3 Easy Steps to Accountability:
1. What happened? Calm down and take a look at the undesired result of your actions. No blaming, accept full responsibility.
2. What now? Decide how you want to approach your issue and create a plan that will help you envision the way you want this issue to be resolved.
3. Take action. Now that you have a plan, and know how you want your issue to be resolved start taking action to make it happen. If the task seems overwhelming, break it down into smaller tasks.
This process takes some time, but beating yourself up for not meeting your goals is a waste of time.
Following is my “diet” week in review–thank you for helping me be accountable for my actions this week. I lost control as you will see.
Week 6: In my state of complete exhaustion my lifestyle “changes” were non-existent. I gave into the pressures of daily life and let old habits consume me. Week 6 weigh in…drum roll please–156.9 pounds. That’s a gain of .3 pounds for the week, and a total loss of 6.5 pounds. My first slide since starting. D-I-S-A-P-P-O-I-N-T-E-D!
My week in review:
Stress was at an all time high since beginning my ViSalus Journey. From a flare up I had to jump into my supportive role for my family. Needless to say I did not think much of my needs and completely strayed off the diet – although the running around may have helped me fend off the weight gain from enjoying of those rich Puerto Rican meals all week.
My goals for next week – Repeat the goals from last week:
1. Continue drinking 2 ViSalus meal replacement shakes for weight loss per day.
2. Continue eating at regular intervals throughout the day.
3. Drink 8 cups of water per day.
4. Continue using Slimkicker.com to track my calories and reward myself for completing challenges. (This is so cool, you should try it.)
5. Walk for an hour. (Trying again.)
Because I got by with a little help from my girlfriends, I want to help you get help from your girlfriends. As always, please feel free to share your thoughts and experiences.
Carmen M. Perez, Travel Planner
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