The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines accountability as subject to giving an account; answerable. We are not strangers to accountability. In our youth, we were accountable to our teachers, our parents and other authority figures. As adults, we are accountable to our bosses and supervisors, maybe spouses. In most instances, our accountability is involuntary – a relationship forced upon us which we grudgingly accept. Many times, the relationship leaves such bad taste in our mouths that hearing the word “accountability” makes us break out in a cold sweat.
We are all adults now and it’s time to do a paradigm shift, to learn a new way of viewing accountability, to see it as a good thing. Why? Because accountability benefits your personal growth in several ways:
1. It keeps you focused. Unexpected situations and events come along which require your immediate, and sometimes long-term, time and attention. That’s life. Accountability helps to get you back on track.
2. It produces long-lasting big results. Continue reading “It Was Achieved On Account Of”