Dear Accountability,

It’s January 1 and it’s time to begin the list of goals for this month/year. You’ve done good planning for this moment, and now it’s finally here. So today, celebrate the fact that you’re already on the right track towards keeping yourself accountable.

One thing you shouldn’t do is be overly critical of yourself during this time; which can be quite easy to do when you’re working on maintaining some personal accountability. Things won’t always be perfect and go exactly as they are planned, so don’t beat yourself up about that. Instead, learn to bounce back, regroup and focus on not allowing setbacks to hold you back.

There’s so much in store for you in this month alone. Claiming success and positive change and speaking those things into existence is key in this new journey and self-motivated project. The key thing is that you have to remember, that while we’re all not perfect, we have to remember to force ourselves to remember that accountability and honesty are two of the key things needed in order to be successful at anything.