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How Do I Hold Myself Accountable?


This week’s question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from someone who wishes to remain anonymous. 

Neagle Code Question

How do I keep myself accountable to my goals and deadlines I set? Should I hire a coach, or is there a way to do it myself?

Part of this is, I’m doing something I don’t really love to do. I have a family and responsibilities that aren’t going away. What I really want to do is educate people and help them change their lives.

Neagle Code Answer

People often ask me, “How do I control my mindset? How do I hold myself accountable?”

This question always indicates that a person is doing something they don’t want to do.

If you’re doing something you love and you WANT to do it — then you wouldn’t need to be “held accountable.” You would just get up every day, and do it. You’d do it to the best of your ability.

We only have this problem when we’re doing something we don’t want to do… OR if we’re afraid of it.

Which one is it for you? Is it something you don’t love? Or something you’re afraid of?

If you don’t love what you’re doing… ask yourself: “Why am I continuing to do something I don’t really love?”

Why can’t you do what you love AND meet your responsibilities?

Ask yourself: “What do I love to do?” Figure out how to bridge the gap between doing what you “have” to do and doing what you LOVE to do.

When we don’t have a passion in life that means everything to us — any fear will stop us.

When you pick the thing you love to do the most, you’ll crawl over a mountain to get it done. The courage and enthusiasm will show up, allowing you to conquer any fear.

When you’re doing something you love, you don’t need a coach to get past the fear.

If you really want to help people — find one person every day that you could help in some way. You can help them with absolutely anything.

You can do this without thinking about business, clients, customers, or charging anyone.

Start embracing this gift in all areas of your life. If you go to the gas station, ask someone, “Is there something I can do for you today to make your day great?”

Give people gifts, smile at them, tell them they look amazing. Over-tip someone. Find ways to be a benefit to every person you come in contact with.

You’re not doing it for acknowledgement. You’re doing it because that’s your purpose in life.

This will get you in touch with the side of yourself that you are suppressing — that says, “I can’t do what I love, because of all the responsibilities I have.”

If you really want to help people, it won’t matter what it is. Find people to help every day.

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