This post was going to be based on the #2 reason why people join the Ultimate Blog Challenge: make connections (interact) with other amazing people!
Since reason #2 and #3, to some degree, over lap. I’m going to jump to reason #1 ACCOUNTABILITY.
Accountability will help you achieve your goal.
Accountability begins with you. If you develop the habit of allowing real or imagined obstacles to prevent you from achieving your desired outcome, your self-confidence and self-esteem will be negatively affected.
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.” Denis Waitley
Whether it’s the blog challenge or another goal, you need to have a plan of action and system in place to regularly monitor your results. When you review your results, if you’re moving away from your goal, you should take immediate action to get back on track.
If you’re challenged by being accountable to yourself, you can have someone else hold you accountable: family member, friend, person you trust, or an accountability coach.
Even though I’ve helped my children, friends, and clients to be accountable, up until 3 years ago, I didn’t know those were the skills of an Accountability Coach.
What is an Accountability Coach?
An accountability coach is a coach who keeps you on track to achieve your goals. You’ll discuss your intentions and what you’re going to accomplish before the next Accountability Session.
A good Accountability Coach has a vested interest in your success – your success is the coach’s success. He/she will motivate and encourage you to stay the course and will not tolerate any excuses.
Accountability in relationship to the challenge
Ultimately, we’re responsible for completing the challenge. However, the unselfish contributions of the organizers: Michelle Shaeffer and Michele Scism, the camaraderie of the challenge participants, re-tweets, sharing, reading and commenting on blogs, all serve to encourage and motivate, some of us, to be accountable for completing the challenge.
Like everything in life, not everyone who starts the challenge is going to finish it, YOU don’t have to be one of them.
Who’s holding you accountable to complete the blog challenge?