Happy New Year! Many of us take the opportunity of a new calendar year to look at our lives and acknowledge where we need to make changes. It’s one thing to recognize where we need to change, and quite another to actually follow through on those goals! I know a lot of people who no longer make New Year’s resolutions because they know, historically, that they never keep them! At the Relationship Coaching Institute we learned about “the impact of accountability” and I’d like to share these statistics with you because they are staggering! Clearly, having a coach work with you will dramatically increase your chances of meeting your goals!
The Impact of Accountability
When you are accountable to someone, it dramatically increases the likelihood that you will achieve your goal.
Here are some statistics from the American Society of Training and Development that reveal the probability of successfully completing a goal:
• 10% if you hear an idea
• 25% if you consciously decide to adopt it
• 40% if you decide when you will do it
• 50% if you plan how you will do it
• 65% if you commit to someone else you will do it
• 95% if you have a specific accountability appointment with the person to whom you committed
Accountability is a foundational piece of coaching. It’s no wonder coaching is so effective in helping people reach their goals!
I invite you to browse my website and sign up for the free report. You are welcome to contact me and we can talk more about how I can support you in making 2012 your best year ever!