May 28, 2021 4 min read

Every single person who wins big in life has one thing in common...

They all hold themselves accountable to executing on the tasks they need to do every day.

It doesn't matter if they're tired...

It doesn't matter what the circumstances are...

It doesn't matter if the world is on fire...

They run their play ... every day.

Success is a simple equation...

Put in the work, get the result.

That's why it is crucial for you to have this same level of personal accountability...

It's the only way you'll reach your biggest goals in life.

What Is Personal Accountability?

Personal accountability is all about keeping the promises you make to yourself.

We all know we should be exercising every day to stay healthy...

We all know we shouldn't be cutting corners in our career if we want to make progress...

We all know we should be reading to develop ourselves personally...

But only people with personal accountability are able to keep themselves on track with doing these things every day.

They are able to call themselves out when they are taking the easy route.

They are able to auto-correct their effort and habits when they start falling off the path that's going to help them accomplish their goals.

Personal accountability is being able to recognize when you're not doing what you need to do, and then fixing it immediately when that happens.

Most people get this confused with personal responsibility.

Here's the difference, in case you don't already know...

The Difference Between Personal Accountability And Personal Responsibility

While being personally accountable is all about holding yourself accountable...

Personal responsibility has much more to do with taking ownership of your life.

It's understanding that everything in your life is your responsibility, and the things that happen in your life are ultimately your doing.

If you have no sense of personal responsibility, it is very unlikely that you have any personal accountability.

They go hand-in-hand, and are both crucial for you to reach your goals.

The Benefits of Personal Accountability

When you have personal accountability, it comes with a lot of benefits...

Here are just 3 of the biggest perks...

1. You Can Reach Your Goals

The actions that you take on a daily basis are ultimately what shapes your life in the future.

How do you expect to reach your goals if you can't hold yourself accountable to executing on these daily actions to the best of your abilities?

Simple ... you can't expect to accomplish anything!

When you have personal accountability, you will make sure you're taking care of these daily tasks...

You'll be brutally honest with yourself when you're not taking care of what needs to get done...

...and you'll be able to reach your biggest goals as a result of consistent daily action.

2. You'll Have More Self-Awareness

Having personal accountability is also great, because it will help you recognize when you are making compromises.

All of us will compromise on things that shouldn't even be debatable.

This is why so many people fall out of shape...

Slowly taper down their physical activity...

Get looser with their nutrition...

Then, all of a sudden ... they have a couple bad habits that eventually lead them to poor physical health.

When we compromise, we downplay our potential.

It will only make us a weaker version of the person we could be.

That's why having personal accountability is so important...

You'll be aware of when you're making these compromises, and immediately correct them.

3. You Won't Mind Holding Others Accountable

When you hold yourself accountable to a set standard, it's much easier to do the same for others.

All great leaders lead by example.

If you have personal accountability, and are putting in the work on a daily basis, you'll gain the respect of the people around you.

This will transfer over to how you hold others accountable as well which will help them improve and win in life.

How Do You Build Personal Accountability?

Building personal accountability is easy…

But first, you have to take ownership of your life the way it is.

If you can’t do this, you’ll always have an excuse.

Once you have taken complete ownership of your life…

Think about your biggest goals.

If you are going to learn how to have personal accountability, you have to reverse engineer these goals into small, actionable steps.

Take 5 of these actionable steps that will help you reach your goals, and make a plan to execute on these tasks every day.

Write them down, these are your critical tasks.

I’m sure you’re wondering how this has anything to do with personal accountability...

Here’s how…

If you complete all 5 tasks, you win the day.

If you do not complete all 5 tasks, you lose the day.

I call this The Power List ... and I've been executing on my power list for over 20 years.

See, building personal accountability is as easy as being brutally honest with yourself, and making sure that you complete your critical tasks every single day.

That way, you are holding yourself accountable to reaching your goals.

Start Building Personal Accountability Now

Becoming personally accountable can help you control the direction of your life today AND in the future.

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75 HARD is a free mental toughness program that gives you a specific set of critical tasks to complete on a daily basis in order to not only build your personal accountability, but also skills such as grit, fortitude, confidence, self-belief, discipline, and much more.

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