When you think of accountability, do images of getting yelled at for not doing what you said you'd do enter your mind?
...or being made to feel bad?
...or getting in trouble?
This is NOT the kind of accountability that I practice with my clients.
Because feeling bad, shame, or guilt are completely useless emotions and they will NOT help you move forward.
Instead, I help my clients extend grace toward themselves.
Together, we explore the roadblocks that keep getting in their way.
We talk about making deposits in their self-trust bank and why that matters for future actions.
We make a plan and we try again.
It's amazing how much farther you can go when you aren't busy beating yourself up -- and when you have support that keeps reminding you of this.
So the next time you don't do what you said you were going to do, take a look at how you are making yourself feel about it.
Don't wallow in shame or guilt.
Acknowledge it without judgement, make a plan to try again, and then give it your very best shot.
THIS is how we learn to be self-accountable.
THIS is how we find success.
Jen Laffin is a Success Mentor for entrepreneurs, a master teacher, host of The Flight School Podcast, a possible thinker, and a recovering procrastinator. She teaches small business owners how to show up so that they can level up their businesses. To learn more, visit www.jenlaffin.com, or find Jen on Linkedin and Instagram.