In this episode I talk about the value of taking the initiative and having accountability, below you will find a transcript of the show. The show is available on iTunes and Stitcher Platforms.
Quote of the Week:
“Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.”
― Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
This week’s content:
So are you ready to finally defy the plateaus that have been holding you back? Time and time again we come to a new year or season in our life and we set goals that we hope by years end we achieve. Sometimes we can make it to the end of the year and actually achieve what we set out to do. But, in reality if we don’t set a realistic game plan on three distinct principles (why, what and how) we lose focus and stop right before hitting your infliction point where the tide starts to turn. I have found over the last 5 years my journey that you hit a plateau along the way no matter what, it’s not just a physically It can be emotionally, spiritually, family or career related. When you are stuck and not making the type of progress that you want to make just simply start with something. Change it up, don’t be stagnant. When you are not moving, you are not growing. Taking the initiative involves being first and not waiting for someone else to instigate you. Yes it can be frightening, but let’s be honest with each other If you don’t want to do it truly, the change or the road to freedom from mediocrity will never come. Be bold today and take the initiative to change the course you are on. Set forth on a new path that will challenge and enlighten you to boldly pursue what you are wanting to do. It’s out there waiting, but you first have to take that step and press on towards the goal. Now let’s talk Accountability. Who are you accountable to? First and foremost it’s yourself. Then if you are a person of faith, like myself I am accountable to God. Next could be your spouse, significant other, family or friends.
The key is you need to be held accountable by someone other then yourself. You will come up with all kinds of excuses to tell yourself why you cannot pursue your goals like you want to. At the end of the day you can make progress, but not as much as you could if you have someone there helping hold you accountable that will be there to kick you in the butt, but also help you get up after falling.
It could be one person or a core team of people that you select to help you along your journey. Don’t underestimate the value of community. Let someone in on your goals, be vulnerable. Carrying the burden by yourself can/will be exhausting.
Take the time that is needed to find yourself accountability partners that will do the following:
•love you enough to tell you the truth
•be firm, to not allow you an easy way out.
•teach you from personal experiences
•hold you accountable
7 Day Challenge:
- Write down one thing every day that you can take action doing to help you game plan. Brainstorm on whatever this one thing is.
- It can be writing down a positive quote that inspires and motivates you.
- The purpose of this is so you can start thinking about making positive progress towards your goals.