Keep your word

By getting into the habit of practicing personal accountability, you will reap many rewards. Most importantly is will boost your self-esteem—which will heighten your performance. You will also enjoy more positive social interactions and trusting relationships with friends and business colleagues. Here are some tips for practicing accountability:

    1. Have a clear understanding of what is expected of you.
    2. Be consistent and follow through with what you say you’re going to do.
    3. Listen for what others need.
    4. Don’t make assumptions.
    5. Develop a plan and adjust your course when necessary.
    6. Be willing to admit your mistakes.
    7. Ask for help when you need it.