One of the most frequent questions I get from clients and prospective clients is, “How do you get everything done on your to-do list?” It’s a challenge, for all of us, there’s no question about it.
I recently came across some really interesting statistics from the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) about the probability of completing a goal:
You hear an idea (10%)
You consciously decide to adopt it (25%)
You decide when you will do it (40%)
You plan how you will do it (50%)
You commit to someone else you will do it (65%)
You have specific accountability appointments with the person(s) committed-95%
These statistics are tremendous evidence of the power of purposeful decision making, planning, commitment and accountability. Most entrepreneurs get stuck at planning how they will achieve their goals. But as you can see, planning is not enough.
However, accountability programs, like engaging a daily accountability partner will DOUBLE your success rate.
Over the years, I have had one, sometimes two accountability partners. We commit to connect by phone for no more than 5-10 minutes a day to share with each other what we intend to get done that day. I can attest that it does work, and really helps keep you continuously accountable.
So if you’re someone who gets derailed from your to-do list, or can’t seem to complete the goals you’ve set for yourself and your business, I strongly urge you to find an accountability partner and give it a try.
It is important to find the right partner, someone who will hold you accountable, ask the tough questions and not let you get away with excuses.
Imagine what your business and life will be like when you consistently set and achieve 95% of your boldest goals!
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