By The One on One Team
Last Updated: 11/5/23
At One on One, we stress the importance of building accountability into your fitness and nutrition commitments. This week, we dive deeper into the topic of accountability, sharing our strategies for receiving and extending accountability.
So how do we become accountable?
- Create a system to detail your goals, strategies and commitments. There are many tools (calendar reminders, email, apps, planners, etc.) available to track behaviors consistent with your goals.
- Set deadlines and share these with others.
- Request formal mentoring with a supervisor, colleague, friend, family member or personal trainer! Ask them to periodically check in with you and your progress.
When making commitments, setting goals, and creating systems of accountability, the key is to be realistic. Less is more when it comes to goal setting. When you commit to being held accountable, make sure you can follow through. Success breeds more success!
How do you hold others accountable?
Holding others accountable can be extremely rewarding. It not only shows you care, but also allows you to participate in another’s success. Holding others accountable starts by simply asking them if you can help. If a friend, family member, or colleague is struggling with an issue, offer to help hold them accountable to their action plan. If they want your help, follow through consistently. Honor your commitment.