Did you know one simple step for goal achievement can increase your chance of success by up to 85%? That’s a remarkable increase don’t you think?
The simple yet often missed step is ACCOUNTABILITY. To set yourself up for success, make sure your goals are SHARED and SUPPORTED. I call it the principle of “return and report”.
The American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) did a study on accountability and found the following statistics:
The probability of completing a goal if:
- You have an idea or a goal: 10%
- You consciously decide you will do it: 25%
- You decide when you will do it: 40%
- You plan how you will do it: 50%
- You commit to someone you will do it: 65%
- You have a specific accountability appointment with a person you’ve committed to: 95%
The likelihood of getting new habits to stick, of following through on your assignments and reaching goals is remarkably higher when you set a time to report back to someone on your progress. In other words, return and report to a person or group that is aware of your goal or assignment.
“When performance is measured, performance improves. When performance is measured and reported, the rate of improvement accelerates.” — Thomas S. Monson
Here are the three best ways to increase your accountability and odds for success by up to 85%:
1. Find a coach
A coach will partner with you and push you to achieve the results you want. Setting a regular scheduled time to “return and report” to your coach not only increases accountability, but a good coach will expand your thinking to create new ideas, enthusiasm, and momentum towards achieving goals faster than you could on your own.
Contact me to set up a free Power of Momentum Strategy Session to see how coaching can work for you.
2. Join or create your own accountability group or master mind group
If you are in the Los Angeles area, I am starting a master mind group on Jan 29, 2015! For 8 weeks (Thursday evenings), we will study the 15 Invaluable Laws of Personal Growth, by John Maxwell. As a group, we will push, encourage, share ideas and hold each other accountable to reach our potential and keep building momentum towards our dreams for 2015.
3. Find an accountability partner
Pick someone who also has goals and is someone you can trust to hold you to your very highest standard. Set a designated time to return and report to each other.
Doing any one of these things will certainly increase your odds for success. You can do one or better yet, all three and blow 2015 out of the water! Your choice.
Below is invitation with more information for the Mastermind group: