4 Ways To Hold Yourself Accountable To Your Goals
The most effective way to turn your goal into a habit is to plan ahead.
You can't hope that your goals will happen to fit into your current schedule, or that by nature you will prioritize it. You have to plan your schedule and block out time.
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To put yourself in the right mindset, you need to:
An accountability buddy can work really well when you're doing everything else right.
The key is finding someone reliable and truly committed. If you can't find someone to be an accountability buddy, ask your family for support.
Knowing more about the topic will help strengthen your 'why'.
Nourishing your mind on the habit you choose to pursue is immensely helpful.
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Making a commitment to yourself helps keep you accountable.
Write your goals down, keep a to-do list with you, and create reminders on your phone and on your calendar.
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