Too often, the biggest gap in people’s lives, is the gap between what you know you should be doing and what you take action on.
This blog’s purpose is not about my philosophical theories. It’s not about ideas, pondering, or contemplating. The purpose isn’t for you to enjoy reading a story of my life change, once or twice a week. No.
This blog is about doing. It’s about actionable tactics I’ve tested and proved effective in my own life.
If you’re taking 3 minutes to read this, I hope you’re serious about changing the direction of your life for the better. I plead that you want to bring out the best in you. A potential that may seem distant… But in reality is only a half a dozen actions away.
The truth is, the major key to your better future is you. No matter what I write, pontificate, or share, when the dust settles, it’s up to you to do something about it. This blog is a resource, the go to place for actionable insights. Know that when you read the words that I’ve lived and continue to practice, I’m writing with the intention of your better future.
You may be wondering… Who am I to tell you what to do? Who am I to turn the wisdom I’ve learned into directives? Well… I’m just a person like you. I’ve experienced adversity, hardship, and challenges. Suffered from drug abuse, depression and a persistent anxiety. I’m just a man who changed the direction of his life, one day at a time.
If you’ve been following me thus far, you know that I attribute a lot of my growth to community, exercise and being like Frankenstein. But, candidly, for most people that doesn’t mean anything. If you’re struggling, with any mental health challenges, self esteem problems or any number of negative circumstances in life, you probably know what you should be doing to feel better. You didn’t have to come here to figure that out.
As you know this is exactly where our gaps manifest. The gap in what you know you should be doing and what you take action on. Fortunately, you’re here and I have an answer. One that has worked for me through thick and thin. From quitting drugs, getting out of my comfort zone, getting into business and public speaking, all the way to typing these words in this very moment. So how do you just do it? How do you take action and step into my potential? One word baby… Accountability!
Accountability bridges the gap between what you say you’re going to do, and getting shit done.
By definition, accountability is an obligation of an individual or organization to account for its activities, accept responsibility for them, and to disclose the results in a transparent manner. Fundamentally, I believe that accountability will be your game changer.
Do This. Write out right now, who in your community is keeping you accountable for your goals? Who is holding your ass to the fire? Asking you whether you did what you said you were going to do? If the answer is no one… Stay tuned for my next post. If you already have a process in place for accountability, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below. I’d love to hear how your structure the process and what results you’ve been getting.
In my next post I am going to walk you through the three reason’s why accountability bridges the gap between speaking and doing. AND, I will give you the step by step process for implementing an accountability partner in your own life.
Till next time, stay on the offensive. Aggressively pursue a better version of yourself. And remember what Jim Rohn said, “You cannot change the destination of your life overnight, but you can change your direction”.