Accountability Coaching Vancouver

To be accountable for one’s actions is a crucial element in attaining a goal. You may be reasonably clear with your values, goals, and what your new path looks like. You may have gone so far as mapping out how to achieve the desired goal(s).  And that’s great!  You might not require a coach for creating the right goals and how to achieve them. However, it is worth considering whether you need a personal coach for an alternate reason. Accountability.

How often is it that we make these awesome goals for ourselves… and then… a month or two into it… we give up!  It can be so easy to just… give up… or say we tried.  That won’t get us anywhere. In fact, that particular mindset hinders us from achieving those great life-changing goals. Excuses and blaming are often used as a way to deflect responsibility of one’s own actions.

How we make you accountable

During an accountability coaching session, we discover the reasons why you aren’t reaching your goals. We will explore your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and values that may influence the reasons why you have discontinued working towards your goal(s).  The solution might be as simple as clearing some time in your schedule or cutting something out. We will uncover it all together, so you can better understand why you may be doing what you’re doing, or not doing.

Sometimes, during the process of reaching a goal, circumstances or desires may change. If this is the case, we will ensure that the reasons for the change align with your genuine wishes, and not because of fear or avoidance, etc.  It can be tough to face fears, and looking at ourselves in a true light.

Another aspect of accountability is maintenance. If you’re trying to make a lasting change by adopting a particular lifestyle such as weight loss for example, it requires a long term shift in how one thinks about food, nutrition, health, and body image. During a coaching session, we might dig deep, helping you discover aspects of yourself you have maybe never faced. This is the type of work that causes major shifts to happen! Then, you’ll get equipped with tools you can utilize every day until it becomes habit.

A habit is something you do on a regular daily basis. Examples of habits can include, overeating, taking drugs, swearing, nail biting, over spending, whining, and the list goes on! Alternatively, there are good habits that can be developed such as: going to the gym, positive thinking, brushing your teeth, challenging mental assumptions, identifying emotions, and so forth.

If you aren’t intentional about actions and rewards, you can easily develop bad habits. Bad habits lead to sabotage, ill health, and a sense of failure. Good habits lead to better health, happiness, and fulfillment.

Some experts say in order to break a habit it takes at least 21 days. Others suggest it takes much longer. Breaking a habit may depend on several factors that include:  duration of established the problem habit, intensity of desire for the new habit, and realizing the consequences of keeping the bad habit. 

We don’t need to place a timeline on how long it takes to change the habit, everyone is different. As long as you are moving in the right direction and making progress – that, in itself, is a success. It’s all a process, a necessary one.

Getting on a new road towards health and fulfillment can be tough if you’ve been on a very familiar path that you find comfortable. Even though it may be destructive, there are ways of getting through and past the behaviors. A new established behavior needs to be introduced to replace the former habit. Accountability needs to be strong, and maintenance should be built-in for those lasting results. 

Realize your own power and potential in an accountability coaching session. Let’s work together and get started with a one-on-one session. 

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