How can you learn accountability? Accountability is all about personal responsibility. You have to decide what’s important to you and how bad you want it and then make it a priority in your life. If you really want it you’ll do whatever is necessary to make it work for you.
Discipline is a vital component to accountability and sometimes it’s a very difficult thing to accomplish. It’s easy to push things off til tomorrow or make an excuse for not doing something right now or at all. We’ve all heard the excuses people make for why they can’t do something. Hell, we’ve made them ourselves. I know I have. I can’t exercise today because my back hurts or I’m tired or I’m too busy. And before you know it weeks have gone by. Does this sound familiar? Many times I’ve heard people blame others when they can’t control their own behavior. They say their husband or their co-workers sabotage them by bringing food into the home or the office that isn’t good for them and they think this isn’t fair. It makes them angry and I hear others agreeing with them and saying they should complain to the offender or maybe to HR at work and make the person stop doing that. But when you take responsibility for your own behavior and your own issues this isn’t a problem for you.
When the alcoholic stops drinking they don’t expect bars to shut down or for people to stop serving booze when they come over. Alcohol is their issue and it’s their responsibility to control their behavior. It’s not the responsibility of the rest of the world to adapt to their issues. The same goes for food or any other issues. This is a problem we have to deal with and the rest of the world will go on whether we like it or not. We can’t go around expecting everyone to change because of us. So when other people bring food around that we don’t like or doesn’t fit into our plan, we have to learn to deal with it. When I quit smoking many years ago I worked in a bar and everyone around me smoked. It was really difficult being around all those smokers and I wanted to smoke every day. But I really wanted to quit so I had to put on my blinders on and focus on me and what was good for me no matter what others were doing and I quit and never looked back.
So what if you feel weak and don’t know how to be accountable? Can you learn how? Yes you can. Hereare 9 ways you can learn how: