How Accountability (& the Invictus Spar! Challenge) Helps You Reach Your Goals
Written by Nuno Costa & TJ O’Brien
You’ve made your goal to stay on track during the holidays, set a strategy…but as the days go by…you have yet to implement your plan of action.
The actual work of carrying out your plan from beginning to end alludes you…and you’re quickly starting to see that you’re spinning your wheels and still in the same predicament you were in last year. Sound familiar?
There may be many reasons why you haven’t been able to implement your plan or reach your goals but the main reason is the lack of accountability.
Accountability is what separates the super successful from the mediocre.
I’m sure you can relate to trying to reach the same goal over and over again…by yourself with no help and getting little to no results. Let’s take your health for instance (since staying on track with workouts and nutrition during the holidays is a common goal). Studies show that the person who actually achieves weight loss and transition into a healthier lifestyle is the person who connected into some form of accountability program. It could be hiring a trainer, joining a health club, hiring a nutritionist, or joining the Invictus Spar! Challenge on this cool new app. It’s something about having to answer to another person (or group of fellow Invicti) for your actions that motivates you to stay on track with your goals.
5 Benefits To Having Accountability:
1. Accountability accelerates your performance.
When you connect with a coach or training partner you can work the kinks out of your plan, develop a sure-fire winning strategy and execute with confidence.
2. Accountability helps you measure your success and progress.
A good coach or training partner will help you define what success looks like and set milestones to measure your progress along the way. You can easily track how close you are to reaching your goals.
3. Accountability keeps you engaged.
There are things that will come up that will distract you from your goals and take you off course. Even when you’re bored, distracted or tired, knowing that you have to answer for your progress will keep you going to the finish line.
4. Accountability will keep you responsible.
When you are working with someone who pushes you to make massive changes in a short amount of time and give a report…you finally realize that you are ultimately responsible for how much progress you make every day. Accounting for your actions weekly will cause you to take a good look at yourself, start eliminating the excuses and start making deliberate actions that bring about your intended success.
5. Accountability will validate your thoughts and ideas.
When you have someone to be accountable to you can silence your inner critic and bounce your ideas off someone else who can help you make sound decisions and give you constructive advice.
The Invictus Spar! Challenge
Let’s all be accountable together this holiday season! Invictus is hosting a Spar! Challenge where participants will set the goal of working out 4 times each week for the month of October. What a great way to keep (or get) the ball rolling through the holiday season and possibly win some cash to roll into the next holiday health challenge later this year. Watch the video to learn more about the Invictus Spar! Challenge then sign up here! This challenge is open to both our local members and online community!