Holding Yourself Accountable

This is one of those topics that people either love, or hate.

Holding ourselves accountable, holding ourselves to standards.

Why should we? Well, I suspect that the opinion varies but these are at least my thoughts on the subject. I / We deserve to have standards and expectations for what I do, how I act, what decisions I make, etc.

This keeps us strong, physically, mentally, morally, and so on.

It doesn’t have to be a 24 / 7 fight or effort but we need to stand our ground often enough that the end result works in our favor.

I like to think of it like this .. make one better decision at a time. Focus on each decision and less about the ‘big picture.’ If you do that often enough then one day you will look up and see that you’ve made progress without it feeling overwhelming!

At the same time, when things don’t go our way it’s important to be a realist and take responsibility for our ‘share in it.’ No, that doughnut did not force it’s way into our mouth .. and no one made you super size those fries. We have to ‘own it’ then figure out what it will take to not repeat it again.

Here is the deal… we are human and unfortunately not perfect. We’re going to make mistakes .. again and again. When it happens .. well, there is no point in beating ourselves up something that is now in the past. So, instead pick yourself up, dust the dirt off, and get back on track.

So .. our plan is this .. try to stay on track more often than not. Try to limit those detours but still forgive ourselves when they happen. Own up to what happened to cause them, decide how to avoid them again, and move on 🙂

Happy day and thanks for reading!

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