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How Can Personal Accountability Lead to Personal Growth and Success

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I've been helping a client recently from a distance trying to turn their life around. They are feeling stuck in the same routine and have a fixed, and somewhat negative, mindset.

This has felt quite heavy and frustrating to work with but I see it as mental conditioning that will take some time to unwind. After all, they've lived like this for some 50 years.

So, front of mind for me right now are some things I thought might help if or when you find yourself lowering your personal accountability with regards to the direction and impact on your life.

Practicing Personal Accountability

  1. You need to know how to get yourself into a positive or high-energy state. If you don't, that's on you. Sleep in, get up early to jump in a cold tub, or head to the gym. Whatever it is, figure out what makes you feel positively alive.

  2. Catch and reduce your negative thinking We're all predisposed to negative thinking at times, and some to a greater or lesser degree based upon their wiring and upbringing. However, you're now an adult so deal with it. It won't happen overnight but there's far more things to be positive for most people in this country than not. You have to redress our natural imbalance to see the negative over the positive. Things like journaling, being around positive people, and meditation can all help.

  3. Workout your body and mind A sick body will drive a sick mind, and vice versa. Get to the gym and do some mental workouts like meditation, exercise (yes it's a mental workout, particular HIIT workouts!), and journaling.

  4. Review and reflect regularly You want always get it right, but if you are checking your progress every week on what's went well, what didn't, and giving yourself an opportunity to learn and adjust, you'll keep making the tiny adjustments that really matter in creating massive results.

  5. Use empowering language When you start owning situations, you're taking personal accountability seriously. There's loads of reasons why things go wrong, but what's important is how you frame you ability to manage them. Don't be pointing fingers or making excuses but start talking (and acting) in a ways that means you're going to control all the things that you can control, and let go of the rest.

Hope there's something in there that resonates and feel free to share anything on socials that does!


Thought For the Weekend #TFTW

"You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of."
Jim Rohn

Pretty straight forward one this week, from probably my favourite speaker on personal development. If you want things to change, you have to change. Sometimes that's accepting things out of your control and moving on, and sometimes it's about not accepting you can't affect something.

Only you can decide, but what's true is that for things to change, you have to change.

If you liked the thought this week share it on the socials with #TFTW and tag me (@darren_green_coaching) so we can reach more people like you with this message!

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