There are many people who are very ambitious, have fantastic ideas, but have no self-discipline. This doesn’t make you a bad person, it simply means that you need to hold yourself accountable for everything that you do. Taking action and responsibility is the best way to go about this. Have you ever thought of maybe being your own personal manager? I mean, who knows you better than you do, right? If you are looking for ways to be more accountable at work, you are definitely not alone.
Steps to Accountability
“You fail all the time, but you aren’t a failure until you start blaming someone else.” – Bum Phillips
Being unaccountable for your actions can also cause lack of motivation and discipline. It can be easy to get bored with the tasks you do throughout the day, but managing your time so you can be more responsible would be beneficial to you and your co-workers, right? If you find yourself with not enough time to get everything done that you said you would, there are some ways to fix that.
- One way to get more things done during the day is to create a personal mission statement. Hang it up in your office so you can see it every single day. When you put it in writing it is much easier for you to achieve.
- It may sound too simple, but create lists throughout the day. I for one cannot get anything done if I do not have a list of goals for the day. This will also help you to feel more productive at the end of the day so you are able to be accountable for the things that you accomplish.
Setting goals for yourself in the workplace will ultimately make you more accountable and more productive throughout the day.