It’s no secret that success in business depends largely upon the ability to set goals and take action on them. We have to identify what needs to be done, document it, and take steps to meet those goals. However, follow-through is where a lot of us fall down. Despite our best intentions, implementing our plans is often easier said than done, and getting things done according to plan becomes an impossible dream.

Accountability Partner

“Accountability is the glue that ties commitment to results.”

This is where an accountability partner can make all the difference in whether you succeed or not. When you are accountable to someone, your chances of accomplishing what you set out to do will increase significantly.

Once you find the right person, you can share your goals with each other. Start by breaking down your goals down into management steps and assign deadlines to each of them. From there, check in once a week to review tasks accomplished and tasks to be completed for the best results.

Action for the week: Find an Accountability Partner

Your accountability partner can be a business associate, a family member, friend or coach. To ensure you succeed, choose someone that has a stake in your success, will agree to meet with you regularly and most importantly, will hold you to task.