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Inspiration can come from so many different places. It’s something we have to learn to pay attention to because it’s important guidance for our next steps. It can come as a thought or through a phone call, a book or even a movie. But you know when it hits because suddenly what you need to do is clear.
This week mine came through prospective clients. They universally said what they needed was accountability. I listened and learned. That led me to start Accountability Coaching, assigning a goal and tasks that needed to be accomplished during a month until we met the following month. It gives structure, direction, support and that all important word- accountability.
That word is important because we all need to be held responsible for our actions whether it’s business or our personal life. It should be a daily activity and not just when something goes awry and fault needs to be found. As we take that on, it simplifies everything. We can apply a question to decisions we are contemplating- If I am holding myself accountable for this decision and this action and how it impacted me and others, would I feel it was appropriate? You know the answer. You can tell what it is by how you feel. If you feel confused then something is off. You are not seeing something and it would be better to wait until you are clear before taking any action.
Confusion is interesting. Sometimes It comes because there is something we don’t want to see, however, a some of us knows about it and wants to bring it to our attention even though another piece of us wants no part of it. When you find yourself in that situation it’s best to leave it for a while. Wait until you have time to get some distance from whatever it is. Do something entirely unrelated to the subject at hand. Take a break. Then later come back to the situation refreshed and ready to see more clearly.
The good news is all of that takes place within us. We have all of those skills needed to make good decisions. It’s inherent in us. But, there are times when there is just too much to deal with and another person who is not involved in the particular situation can give insight and help us get back to our own knowing.
I’ve learned over the years the best way I can help and support clients is to give them nudges that take them back into their own power. While I can help them clarify a situation and look at it from a different angle, in the long run my job is to guide them back to their inner knowing. Because, it’s there in each of us and was given to us so we could live our best life. So, you are definitely accountable for what you do and think and you have all the tools you need to do it.
I want to offer an Accountability Coaching session to the first 10 people to respond as a thank you for being there.
As always, my best to you and thanks for who you are and what you do.
Dianne, Destiny Coach