11 Tips for Holding Yourself Accountable


Raising ones expectations is perhaps the simplest way of holding oneself accountable. This applies to others as well. It is also one of  the surest ways to eradicate guilt.

  1. The one thing one needs most to be accounatble is the same for success:  To live to ones highest ideals. Jim Woods
  2. Before you make a decision, ask yourself this question: will it result in regret or joy in the future?” Rob Liano
  3. “Perhaps he needs the money. Some of the men live too richly for their purses, if you understand me. Fame would allow him large debts, but everything has to be paid back in the end.” ― Conn Iggulden, The Gates of Rome Read more
  4. “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” ― Gautama Buddha
  5. “The right thing to do and the hard thing to do are usually the same.” Steve Maraboli
  6. “You don’t have to worry about burning bridges, if you’re building your own” Kerry E. Wagner
  7. “It is wrong and immoral to seek to escape the consequences of one’s acts.” Mahatma Gandhi
  8. “Never compromise your values.” Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
  9. “When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.” David Brin
  10. “A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody.” Thomas Paine
  11. “When you’re truly awesome, you know that it’s actually a burden and wish day after day to be relieved of such a curse. Think of about 95% of the superheroes.” Criss Jami

Jim Woods is president of The Jim Woods Group. A management consulting firm. Go here to see his work www.jimwoodsgroup.com. He advises and speaks to organizations large and small on how to increase top line growth in times of uncertainty and complexity. Some of his speaking and consulting clients include: U.S. Army, MITRE Corporation, Pitney Bowes, Whirlpool, and 3M. See more at his website www.jimwoodsgroup.com.

Posted in Depression, Personal Achievement, Personal Mastery, Possibility Thinking

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