Take Action Tuesday: Start An Accountability Journal

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
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Journals are amazing things. When done right and honestly, they give us great insight into how we really feel, think and believe. They really teach us a lot about our self and they often serve as a vehicle of growth.

Today, I’m encouraging you to begin keeping an accountability journal not only to record your achievements but also to measure your progress. The truth is over the years, I have come to realize that the difference between those who succeed and those who don’t is one thing: action. Many people say they really want success, but one of the reasons many people aren’t successful is because a gap exists between their actions and what they say they really want.

Accountability is always the process that determines whether your words, thoughts and actions are in alignment. One way to know if you’re in alignment is to keep an accountability journal. This is a journal where you write down each day what actions you took in furtherance of your stated dreams or goals. If your journal is blank for a few days then you have got a problem because the truth is you should be doing at a minimum 1-3 actions each day that move you in the direction of goal achievement.

This is why the journal is such a great tool because it’s an objective measure. If you’re honest with what you accomplish each day, you will be able to really see if you’re moving forward or standing still. And one thing I can assure you is nothing is ever accomplished by standing still so take action today to find out in which direction you’re headed.

3 comments:

Coach Valj said...

Great idea- I have an Accomplishments and Possibilities book...just a small notebook I carry with me. In the front I record my Accomplishments - I flip it over and the back I list my Possibilities (Goals-Dreams-Ideas)....It's a great way to make manifest the ideal that "It Is Achievable"

Herb said...

I agree 100%. My best progress is when I complete at least 1 item each day (doesn't matter if holiday, weekend, etc.).

Yolanda B. said...

It's been a while since I've visited this blog. A journal just like this is actually on my to-do list for the month of June. I'm starting this tonight! Thanks for the encouragement!

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