First: Ensure your outcome lends itself easily to measurement, if it does not – then you need to go back and rework it to meet that criteria. Visit Get Clarity to build a specific outcome or goal. When you can measure your progress, you can create milestones or intermittent targets to work towards on your journey to goal achievement. You’ll know when you are off-track and when you need to adjust your approach or design new strategies.
Second: Find an accountability partner – someone you will report to on a regular basis. Just knowing you have this in place is a great motivator in and of itself. This tendency to stay focused when you have an accountability partner is exactly what Karl Pearson is referring to in Pearson’s Law.
Qualities of the Perfect Accountability Partner are:
A person you can trust
Has already written goals or has a burning desire to have one
Has the time and is committed to a 20-30 minute check in phone call each week.
Your challenge for today is threefold:
take action and
identify two or three potential people to become your accountability partner
ensure your goal or outcome is measurable
determine how often you will assess and take measurements
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Linda Short of Elle Short Coaching is a certified health and life coach specializing in goal achievement. As a goal achievement coach, I help people struggling with where they are to create their own life story and take action toward their life vision. So that they can get unstuck, find joy in each and every day, and live their best life.