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5 Tips for Building Accountability into Your Life

You know the feeling: you're scrolling through your social media feed and you see all of your friends doing amazing things. They're traveling the world, they're in great relationships, they have great jobs. And you feel like you're just...stuck.

It's easy to feel like you're falling behind when you see everyone around you seemingly doing so well. But the truth is, we all have our own journey to follow. And comparing your life to someone else's is only going to make you feel worse.

So how can you break out of the comparison trap and start living your best life? One way is to be more accountable for your own happiness.

What does that mean, exactly? Being accountable for your happiness means taking responsibility for your own life and making choices that will lead to a life that you're happy with. It means being proactive instead of reactive, and it means making choices based on what you want, not what someone else wants for you.

Of course, being accountable for your own happiness doesn't mean that you can never rely on anyone else or that you can't ever be happy for someone else's success. But it does mean that you need to prioritize your own happiness and make choices that will lead to a life that you're proud of.

So how can you start being more accountable for your own happiness? Here are a few tips:

1. Get clear on what you want.

The first step to being more accountable for your happiness is to get clear on what you want. What are your goals? What are your dreams? What do you want to achieve? When you know what you want, you can start making choices that will help you get there.

2. Make a plan.

Once you know what you want, it's time to make a plan. What steps do you need to take to reach your goals? What resources do you need? Who can you rely on for support? Having a plan will help you stay on track and make progress towards your goals.

3. Take action.

The third and final step is to take action. Once you have a plan, it's time to start taking steps towards your goals. This may mean making some tough choices, but remember that you're in control of your own life. You can do anything you set your mind to.

4. Be patient.

Change doesn't happen overnight. Be patient with yourself and trust that you're on the right path. It may take some time, but if you stay focused and committed, you will reach your goals.

5. Celebrate your success.

Finally, don't forget to celebrate your success! When you reach a goal, take a moment to reflect on your accomplishment. Give yourself a pat on the back and enjoy the feeling of satisfaction. Then, set your sights on the next goal and keep moving forward.

If being accountable to someone feels awkward, that's totally normal. The act of being responsible to another personal might feel like a step back, but the opposite is actually true. When we have to report back to someone on our progress, we accomplish more. That in turn, makes us more personally responsible too! Who in your network would make an excellent accountability partner?

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