Accountablility: Revisted

I’ve been going back and just tidying up old blog posts. Things like checking grammar, adding pictures, and links, and updating SEO.

While doing this task I came across this blog post I wrote about Accountability.

There were a few changes here and there, and then I started changing big chunks of things.

It was then I realised that this was a perfect opportunity to revisit the thought of accountability.

In the last ten years, I have done a lot of learning and grown.

One of the things that I have learned is how we deal with expectations, both inner and outer.

Personally, I need outside accountability to keep me on task.

This is where Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies Framework, is so helpful. Knowing whether you are an Upholder, Obliger, Questioner, or Rebel, will determine how you set goals and create habits.

FYI, I’m an obliger. I can easily meet outside expectations but struggle with inner expectations.

Photo by Ann H

Eight things that help me to meet expectations

  1. Hire a coach
  2. Set Goals
  3. Create a to-do list (things to do)
  4. Create a to-da list (things done)
  5. Challenges
  6. Rewards
  7. Find a support network or community
  8. Set deadlines / timers

Knowing that I’m an obliger has helped me make better decisions. It’s also why I have no issues with deadlines, appointments, or being on time. These outside expectations keep me accountable.

Being an obliger is also one of the reasons why losing weight on my own was (and continues to be) so difficult. I struggle to keep promises to myself, which is why it’s so important to have various tools in your arsenal, to help you achieve what you want.

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