Why You Must Need Accountability In Order to Stay Consistent

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Beyond Self-Motivation - The Impact of Accountability on Goal Achievement

You’re going to discover Component #7 of The Consistency System

I’ve been doing this for over 10 years and haven’t missed it once.

It takes 60 minutes every month and I’m always busy and “never have time” for it, but I never skip this component.


Because it is the last and most important component of The Consistency System.

What is it?


Get Someone to Hold You Accountable

Component 4 of The Consistency System talks about how important the environment is to your success.

Accountability is a major part of that environment because we always do things better when we work together with others.

Accountability applies to other things as well, such as exercise or developing new habits.

How important are environment and accountability to success?

Which person would have a greater chance of exercising consistently, a person who exercises by herself or someone who meets three of her friends at the gym every day after work?

Having accountability will help you stay consistent!

We often procrastinate or take too long to do things when we’re alone.

Accountability solves that problem and is a tool that’ll make you so much more productive.

Different Levels of Accountability

Accountability comes in different forms.

You can have a monthly call with your accountability partner, as I do with mine, or you can have daily one-on-one accountability from a mentor.

You can have group accountability like attending a yoga class, being a part of a business community, etc.

How often you get the accountability can vary. It can be daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly.

The only rule is that your accountability session must be consistent, scheduled in advance, and you must never miss a session.

I’ve been doing my monthly calls with my current accountability partner for over six years and we have never missed a month.

It’s also important to keep your accountability sessions structured with a specific time limit.

One of the rules of the Consistency Productivity Regimen is that everything must have an end time.

Not only will you save time, but if there is no end time and the call goes long, then you won’t be motivated or feel the need to do the next call.

The frequency of the calls is more important than how long the calls are. That’s why they must be structured.

The Best Time for Your Accountability Call

Your accountability call must always be on the same day and at the same time.

Component 2 of The Consistency System is how you must Create and Schedule the Time because we’re more consistent when we do things at a set time.

Consistency becomes hard when there is no scheduled time.

Format for Your Accountability Call

You can decide how long the call will last, but the important part is that it must be structured.

Note that each person speaks on all three parts before the other person shares what’s going on with them.

Part 1: Share Your Wins and Updates

This is a good time to share what you’ve learned from your recent experiences, books you’ve read, helpful tools you’ve come across, etc.

Always make it a goal to provide value to help the other person.

Remember that if your partner doesn’t get any value from you, they’ll stop being your accountability partner.

Part 2: What Challenges Are You Facing?

What are the things that are holding you back?

This is an opportunity for your partner to contribute and give their feedback.

Part 3: Ask Questions and Get Help

With the remaining amount of time left, you can ask for help.

The important thing is that once you decide on a time limit, you need to stick to that time.

Accountability calls often fail because people talk too much, and the call lasts forever—and then no one is motivated to do the next call.

When it comes to accountability, frequency is more important than duration.

The Consistency System

Here’s a Summary of the 7 Components of The Consistency System

Component 1: Checklist

Component 2: Create and Schedule the Time

Component 3: Determine the Strategy

Component 4: Choose Your Environment

Component 5: Tracking

Component 6: Your Consistency Toolbox

Component 7: Accountability