As the new year unfolds, you’ve likely joined the ranks of those setting health goals, aiming to elevate your health and wellbeing in 2024. It’s an opportune moment to reflect on your progress: are the nutrition objectives you’ve established for this year building upon the foundations of last year’s achievements, or are they a recommitment to the goals from 2023 that remain unmet?
Last year, your ambitions might have included cutting down on processed foods, replacing soda with sparkling water, adding superfoods to your meals, or exploring a sober lifestyle. Yet, as December arrived, you may have noticed minimal or no progress toward these goals, leaving you questioning where things went astray.
If this scenario resonates with you, it’s crucial not to simply reestablish identical nutrition goals for 2024, hoping that sheer effort will bridge the gap.
The One Thing Missing from Your Mission and Goal Setting Process
If you failed at reaching your nutrition or health goals in 2023, it could be because you failed to incorporate this one key thing into your mission and
Accountability entails so much more than just finding a friend that you might check in with occasionally. True accountability, at its root, is “a commitment or readiness to accept responsibility and to account for one’s actions.” It’s a push that takes you from complacency into action, because you’re ready and willing to be responsible for your prior lack of action, and ready and willing to change it.
So how do you successfully incorporate accountability into your mission and goal-setting process? First, you’ll need an accountability strategy.
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The Two Types of Accountability Strategies
There are two general types of accountability strategies: using an internal force and using an external force, with one often proving more effective than the other.
Relying on an internal force means that you, and only you, are responsible for keeping yourself on track. This approach demands a significant amount of willpower, as you’re tasked with independently achieving your goals.
However, if your nutrition goals for last year fell by the wayside, it’s a sign that internal force accountability may not be your best bet. While there’s no shame in recognizing that self-discipline alone didn’t suffice, it might be time to pivot to the alternative strategy for this year: leveraging external forces.
An external force strategy involves enlisting help from outside sources to maintain accountability. These external influences can take various shapes to support your journey.
Consider utilizing a goal setting app to help guide you toward your objectives. Alternatively, you might partner with a dependable accountability buddy. Yet, the most profound outcomes are often achieved through professional and personalized external support, in the form of group coaching.
The Best Way to Hold Yourself Accountable to Your Goals
A coach’s guidance offers unparalleled accountability. Engaging with a coach means having a professional monitor your progress and regularly check in to discuss your advancements.
Group coaching, however, can amplify this accountability through the power of collective dynamics.
Participating in a group setting cultivates a shared sense of motivation. As each member pursues their personal objectives, the group provides a network of encouragement, support, and resolve. Witnessing the triumphs of others within the group can also spark additional inspiration and drive.
Moreover, group coaching introduces positive peer pressure—not all peer pressure is detrimental. The group’s nudges can prompt you to intensify your efforts to match the collective stride. The concept of collective efficacy also comes into play, as the group’s shared belief in its ability to succeed boosts individual confidence and motivation.
Now, the question arises: where can you find such an influential assembly of goal-oriented individuals, led by a professional coach, to assist you in achieving those long-standing nutrition goals?
Arootah is proud to introduce the Mind Fitness Membership, wherein you’ll gain access to monthly group coaching sessions, apps, in-person events, and more. These group coaching sessions are crafted to include mental exercises that promote ongoing personal development as you pursue your unique goals. The program is meticulously designed to help you cultivate a growth mindset and navigate internal challenges, enabling you to achieve any goal you set — whether related to nutrition or beyond. Plus, founding members can enjoy all these advantages and more at less than half the price of a future membership.
The Bottom Line
Without accountability, you likely won’t achieve your nutrition goals — and if you’re relying on internal accountability, you may want to rethink your methods. Internal accountability requires substantial willpower and, if you struggle with reaching your goals overall, you likely don’t have the willpower necessary to reach your new 2024 goals on your own. Group coaching offers a solution to this dilemma, providing the external support needed to bridge the willpower gap.
Seize the opportunity to be a founding member of Arootah’s Mind Fitness program, where accountability is the cornerstone of success. With an introductory offer of just $69 per month for a brief period, this is a pivotal investment in the future you aspire to create—one that’s too valuable to overlook.