Who could imagine that holding yourself accountable to ghosts can lead to constructing a gigantic mystery house?!
That’s how Sarah Winchester built the Winchester Mystery House.
It is a 160-room complex designed like a maze! You can find doors opening to blank walls and staircases leading to the ceiling!
After the death of her husband and daughter, she was told that she was haunted by the spirits of the victims of the Winchester rifles. And in order to make peace with them, she had to ALWAYS be building a house, or else she will die!
In 1884 Sarah has gone on non-stop constructing the Winchester House for 38 years until her death!
The house is so big that you could easily get lost in it. In fact, Sarah built it that way to confuse the ghosts with secret passages, crazy twists and dead ends.
This true story is weird!
However, it holds a powerful trick for getting things done.
Sarah devoted her life to building this gigantic house, because she thought she was followed by ghosts.
Or in other words, she hold herself accountable to ghosts!
And that’s the secret to getting things done … every single time.
If you want to achieve a big goal, develop a habit or do something personal, you must hold yourself accountable to somebody, in order to guarantee that it’s done.
That’s probably one of the reasons why coaching is very effective and why most successful people had coaches or mentors in their lives.
When you work with a coach, you will get things done because you it’s hard and feels bad to go to the next appointment with your coach without having your work done.
Barrie Davenport of Live Bold and Bloom brilliantly explains the power of accountability as follows:
“By putting yourself out there in front of others, you are holding yourself accountable to their good opinion of you. You are setting the bar for yourself, and then jumping up to tap it when someone is looking.”
And she added a nice example to make it clearer by saying, “If you are working out at the gym and a beautiful woman walks by, you’ll probably do a few more reps at the bench press.”
Don’t you agree?!
If you want to get things done every single time, then you must find an accountability partner(s).
This partner(s) could be:
- a coach
- family member(s)
- your spouse
- blog readers
- facebook friends
- twitter followers
I was shocked when I read about master coach Steve Chandler who walked into his office one day and told the ten people there that he’d give them each $1000 if he didn’t lose 20 lbs. in five weeks! That’s accountability in its wildest forms!
Of course, it is up to you to decide what works for you.
The whole idea is to advertise your project or intention and ask people to check in regularly and follow your progress.
By using this trick, you won’t fail to achieve your future goals again.
Mohamed Tohami is a bestselling author and the creator of “The P.A.S. Technique: The World’s Easiest Way To Find Your Passion and Purpose In Life”. Visit his Transformational Motivation blog now to grab a free copy of his special report “4 Steps to a Life of Passion” and join his free life purpose coaching online classes.
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