One of the keys to success when in comes to achieving your goals is building layers of accountability.
The strongest accountability is that which you feel toward someone else. Think about it...if you make a promise to yourself, it's pretty easy to break, right?
But, if you tell someone else you're going to do something, you're probably MUCH more likely to follow through. If you tell a group of people you're going to do something, and then have to give them an update on progress....how much MORE likely are you to follow through?
Accountability is like an insurance policy, and that's what you need for long term success.
The more layers of accountability you have, the more insurance you have that success is going to be your final outcome.
There's undeniable evidence to suggest that adding accountability to your goal-setting can make all the difference to the chance of your success.
The American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) came out with some interesting statistics in a recent study:
- 65% of their participants completed a goal if they asked someone to hold them accountable to their goals and fully committed to accomplishing their project with their accountability partner.
- 95% of people successfully met their goals when they did the above and attended a specific appointment with their accountability partner to discuss their progress and success.
That's why so many successful programs include accountability:
A Crossfit athlete said, "Accountability is perhaps the most powerful tool readily available at any CrossFit box. Since you're firmly embedded in a supportive community of like-minded lifters, you have an unwritten obligation to show up and get after it."
Personal trainers: When working with a personal trainer, you’re much less likely to skip your workouts. Once you have committed to someone, you’re more obligated to show up. If you don’t, you’ll have to answer to your trainer!
Group fitness and weight loss challenges provide positive peer pressure to encourage you to complete your workouts, stick to your food plan and avoid the temptation to slack off.
What if there was a way you could build in layers of accountability to help you actually achieve your goals for your business?
That's why I created the Move the Needle 90 Day Accountability Challenge for Homebuilders, Remodelers and General Contractors. Here's how it works...