It takes COURAGE to be SUCCESSFUL
“Accept responsibility for your actions. Be accountable for your results. Take ownership of your mistakes”.
It takes courage to change, to look at something from someone else’s point of view, to step out and do things differently than what you know or how you “have always done them”. Change means risk. With risk comes FEAR! People who are successful always face their fears in order to better their lives (and in this instance their business).
Many people are aware of problems in their business or are aware of where they would want their business to be. However, the disconnect of what they want and what happens when they reach the point of having to accept accountability. True change in your business can never happen until you accept accountability for your own success.
There are 2 ways to look at every situation that arises in your business. From lost sales, to mediocre employees, to overspending your budget, to low customer counts, YOU have a choice.
Accountability is not a program: it’s a way of living. You cannot be successful if you do not accept accountability.
We are all in business to make a profit, but finding financial success involves hard work, diligence and taking accountability for how your business turns out.
You should constantly self-evaluate by following the following guide to the 3 A’s of accountability:
1. Awareness – understand what you are doing today
2. Acceptance – accept full responsibility as the owner of your business to make the changes necessary to make this business point a success
3. Action – put down 1 action point that you will implement TODAY to make a change
Being business owners means a constant and daily evaluation of your business, your people and your systems. Success or failure in your business is 100% up to you.