I’m sure you have heard of countless motivational techniques before but the real question is, how many of them have worked for you?
That’s the tricky thing about trying to boost motivation. Everyone is different and each person responds to things in different ways. Therefore, one motivation boosting technique may have someone ready to reach for the starts while it may leave another person feeling no different than they did before. For this reason, the best way to find a motivation boosting technique that works for you is to keep trying different ones until you find one that works well for you.
One in particular that you may want to give a try is using accountability as a way to keep you on track with your goals. Believe it or not, accountability works wonders when it comes to providing people with the determination and motivation they need to achieve even the toughest goals.
Check out these ways to use accountability as a motivation booster…
Integrity is likely one of the most important characteristic traits that a person can develop. Being honest with others is the right thing to do. However, being honest with yourself is a necessary thing to do. The last thing you want to do is make false promises to yourself and holding yourself accountable is the perfect way to avoid this. The next time you feel your motivation slipping away, remind yourself that your integrity is on the line.
2. Make Your Goals Public
If you truly want to be held accountable, make your goals public. When you share your goals with those close to you that are supportive, the chances of your motivation dwindling away become much smaller. After all, I’m sure the last thing anyone plans on doing is disappointing those who care about them.
It’s important that you choose the people that you share your goals with and ask to hold you accountable very carefully. Unfortunately, not everyone in the world wants to see someone else get ahead. Stick to people that you know will be supportive.
3. Accountability Groups
If you happen to know other people that are struggling with trying to get something important done, one thing you may want to give a try is creating an accountability group. An accountability group is basically a group full of people that hold each other accountable and keep each other on the right track. This will not only help you in the long run, but others in the group as well.
4. Consider Getting Some Coaching
Coaches are a great resource to use when it comes to increasing motivation and being held accountable. The wonderful thing about coaches would be the fact that they are there to offer you praise when it is deserved as well as honesty when it’s time to take accountability for your actions, both of which are very important when it comes to maintaining motivation.
5. Create A Progress Chart
Create a progress chart for yourself and try to make it eye catching by using a lot of colors. You may also want to put it in an area that you will see it throughout your day. This chart will give you a visual reference of the progress you are making. This makes it much simpler to be able to tell if you are advancing as quickly as you would like. The fact that you will see it throughout your day will cause you to hold yourself accountable for the things you may be needing to do differently.