Entrepreneurs demonstrate their accountability by overcoming the many obstacles in their path on the journey to success… whether they are ultimately successful or not. If they are not successful, they will no doubt accept responsibility, learn from it and try again!
“Accountability breeds response-ability.” Stephen R. Covey
Leaders who are accountable find a way to “make it happen”.
They are big on answers, not so big on excuses.
The dog does not eat their homework.
The economy is not an excuse for them.
People “not answering their calls” is not an excuse for them.
The plan was too ambitious is not an excuse for them.
They don’t blame their employees, but they do hold their employees accountable.
They are not always successful in their goal, but they always accept responsibility for their results… without excuse.
They have a plan, they work their plan, they adjust their plan and they know they are going to be successful… because they are willing to do what it takes.
“When you’re in business you know what needs to be done. You have your goals in front of you and 99 percent of the time you know how to do it. Accountability is usually the missing piece.” Jason Mickey)
There are people who TALK about being accountable… but it is very transparent that it is just talk.
There are people who will work hard, not succeed and not accept that their failure is their own.
There are people that will be super smart, not work very hard and bemoan the fact that they were not successful.
There are people who will be successful because of circumstance, but when the going gets tough they will have excuses.
Those people who have that inbuilt drive to achieve their goals will be successful in their careers, even if they have bumps along the way.
People are not born accountable. They learn to be accountable. They understand that accountability is a huge differentiator for them.
Leaders who are not accountable will not last. They will reveal their true nature with their excuses, and their inability to deal with adversity.
“You don’t choose the day you enter the world and you don’t chose the day you leave. It’s what you do in between that makes all the difference.” Anita Septimus
The best thing that you can do for yourself is to take accountability for your own destiny. Nobody is responsible for YOU, but YOU! Not your employer, your boss, your parents or the government.
Take responsibility, be accountable to yourself… and the rest will take care of itself.
Kevin Dee is founder of Eagle (a Professional Staffing Company)
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