Friday, August 12, 2011
Itís okay to admit it. Youíll have lots of company when you do and youíll find you are not alone. Some days Iím leading the pack. Go ahead!!!
It neatly and succinctly points out all of our soft and weak spots and I have never been able to write a story, poem, or song that sings the praises of accountability. Iíve never heard anyone whisper behind my back ďDid you know heís REALLY accountable?Ē It sucks. Every morning you get out of bed and you look out over your day and you either sigh or grunt. Accountability can be like a hundred pound stone in your back pack. It weighs you down. It makes you stumble and fall. No one is ever praised for being accountable. Has your boss ever called you into their office and told you that you are an accountable person? Usually we are told the exact opposite; we need to become more accountable for our thoughts words and actions.
It sucks. It sucks because we know those talking heads and speaking points so neatly displayed on a Power Point presentation are absolutely right. We falter, we fail, we get lost because we rarely hold ourselves accountable. Maybe Iím being too harsh. Maybe you are great at holding yourself accountable. If so, could you write and tell me how you do it, long term?
With accountability comes goal setting. In all honesty I approach goal setting as a ďset it and forget it,Ē endeavor. I look at all the amazing and marvelous goals Iíve set for myself and all the goals Iíve given up on because ofÖÖÖ. Well go ahead and fill in the blank. Iíve got a million reasons/slash excuses.
So here is what Iíve learned in convincing myself I am worth all this emotional and physical pain I am enduring: World peace goals donít work. Everyone want world peace, but how do you get it? Everyone wants to be healthy, slender and activeÖÖÖ.
Iím reverting to simplicity. Iíll weigh myself on Mondayís My first very reachable and accountable goal is to lose ten pounds. Thatís it for right now. I believe I can even find a silver accountability lining in losing ten pounds. It sort of takes the heat off. I AM worth the effort thatís required to do so. So like it or not, here we go once again in fond, fond hope of getting the scale moving in the right direction.