I want to talk about accountability. The accountability that we expect from others that they may not be doing.

Have you ever learned a lesson over and over? Maybe you are in the middle of it again right now. It happens to me. It revolves around the desire to be of service and the caring for others.

I get in situations where I am working with a person as a partner or friend. We put a plan together for a solution, new idea or project. We outline the roles, duties and timeline.

Sounds good, right?

That is where it goes south for me on occasion. I now am so invested in the project and person that I work super hard to do what I said I was going to do. Then I help them do what they are accountable to doing.

I remake the plan, teach more, add more and get everyone on the same page only to have….

…it not done, back in my lap or done differently than planned. So I jump back in, work super hard, teach again and reset the plan.

….the accountability I use for my private clients, I do not use for others I partner with or make plans with and things do not get done the same way.

…so I get frustrated, do it all myself and sit back satisfied and resentful. I decide never to do that again. Then I do it all over again.

That desire to be of service and care for the person does not help them when I do all the work, enable the lack of accountability and do it myself.

I have decided any new partnerships, programs or projects that accountability is designed in just as I do with my private clients. My clients always move forward toward their goals because of this piece and I do not do it for them, I do what I am designed to do and they do the rest.

Accountability is one of the most important tools in getting things done. How are you with your accountability?

About the Author Michelle DeBerge

Michelle has over 20 years experience in coaching, leadership and motivation. She is passionate about creating a community for growth, healing and support. She has been recognized for her work both locally and nationally. She inspires audiences and clients with her down to earth stories of struggle and growth. She believes that being authentic has been the key to her success.

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