Seeking Self Accountability
The ultimate critic is within. You. You are your own best friend… and your own worst critic. Both are assets if used objectively, wisely and compassionately. Personal accountability is ultimately a goal of all creators.
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Self accountability… to answer to yourself… is the maturing of the creative spirit into the serious artist, able to get stuff done. That stuff, is about bringing your work to light and into the world, where it can touch hearts, open minds and inspire.
I am inspired by how much more I can achieve with a little added structure and accountability.
~Lynne Hundley, artist, retired pastor, writer & editor
Ultimately, we’re each accountable to ourselves.
Your achieving—or not achieving–your goals will impact you more than anyone else. Only you know whether your words excuse or own… avoid or create what you really want in life, and the life you really want.
What you do or do not achieve will impact you more than anyone else.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com
You Cannot Delegate Your Life
We’re all for outsourcing and delegating tasks that are not our strengths, so that we can focus on things that are… on things that move the needle of our business ahead farther and faster. We have VA’s—virtual assistants—helping us in our business, and we’re steadily growing that team. However, some things can never be outsourced.
You cannot pay someone to get fit for you. Health and fitness doesn’t work that way.
Similarly, you cannot pay someone else to do your art… to do the work that only you can do. You cannot dream of ideas and wish they were so. Your art unfolds day by day, effort by effort, one word, one page, one sheet at a time.
Empowerment is never about blame, it is about taking personal responsibility.
How to Improve Personal Accountability in 5 Simple Steps
- DECIDE – make up your mind to be accountable… to do what needs to be done.
- COMMIT – to yourself; a commitment is a promise. Keep your promise to yourself.
- STATE – out loud – tell your family and friends and enlist their support to help you stay accountable.
- PLAN – set and track quarterly, monthly, weekly and daily goals.
- DO – the work – just get it done. Work your goals daily. Tweak and adjust as needed.
Shall we elaborate on each of these? No. You know what needs to be done. If you’re resisting or asking too many how-to questions, chances are you’re stalling.
The best learning happens in the doing. The answers to your questions live there.
Don’t overcomplicate things. For best results, create your plan based on your goals, break it down into daily tasks, tweak and refine it as you go. Creating and working your goals keeps you accountable.
Personal accountability is simple. It’s simply seeing what needs to be done and doing it.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com
Becoming Your Best
You become your best vision of yourself with each effort you make to achieve while others play. Your art becomes your play. The artist entrepreneur’s zone is where she is productively at work that feels like play; work that energizes and inspires. Creating is the artist’s Mecca.
The thing about personal accountability through setting and achieving your goals, is that it’s empowering. The more you work on achieving your goals the stronger and more capable you become.
Setting and achieving goals is empowering. The more you do the more you can do, and the more you want to do.
The ultimate critic is within. That is the voice to answer to.
Accountable to Your Dreams
There has never been a better time in the history of the world for creators to create. It’s an amazing blessing to live in an era where creators can take their art directly to their audience. There is no middleman needing to approve you; no gatekeeper to let you in (or not) to the favored artist “club”; no elite echelon, unattainable to unknowns.
It is a time like no other for reaching out and touching your audience directly. Writing from your heart to theirs. Painting from your soul to theirs. Singing from your depths to theirs. Raw, unfiltered… heart to heart.
How incredibly propitious to live in a time where you are free to create daily… to do your art with abandon.
To help you stay on track with your goals, we recommend the 90 Day Goals Journal. You can get a free 30-day download here or the physical journal here.
Creativity is my core.
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Hello! I’m LeAura, an autodidactic former homeschooling mom, self development advocate, entrepreneur, author, ideator, web publisher, and podcaster, passionate about helping others achieve their best possible life!
I love people, creating, and good conversations on creativity, growth, development and entrepreneurship. So co-hosting the iCreateDaily podcast along with my daughter, Devani, is one of my favorite things to do.
I’ve trained and certified in mediation, strategic intervention, marriage and family coaching as well as a fitness trainer, and participated in many courses and workshops over the years.
Today, the synergy of creating websites, articles and podcasts, brings together all my favorite things: learning, growth, creating, connecting and contributing. To share these with you is a privilege, that serves my lifelong aspiration to help others.
My personal areas of creativity are in writing, masterminding, ideation and bringing ideas to life through business and entrepreneurship.
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