Accountability – in other words, putting on the grown-up pants and getting things done over periods of time. If you’re like us, that word can stir up some resistance, especially since there are so many luxuries and simple pleasures readily available to us. It can seem like a sacrifice to emerge from warm bubbles of Netflix, social media and fuzzy blankets to get down to the nitty gritty of where your life path is headed; but are the warm bubbles of comfort we find ourselves actually too comfortable?
We, as millennials have been called the ‘lazy’ generation that expects instant gratification for little work and wants everything handed to us on a silver platter. But if we look a little deeper, we would see that there is a larger issue at hand.
Feeling resistance usually indicates to us that we are moving upstream instead of with the current of our higher calling and happiness. When we feel resistance to move forward in our lives there is a split occurring in our awareness. In this split, we often feel frustration, anxiety, and fear.
On the contrary, when we are in acceptance and adapt to the flow of what life hands to us, accountability feels easy. We feel a sense of
purpose, inspiration, personal power, excitement, productivity, undivided presence and fulfillment. Accountability goes hand in hand with our personal alignment.
According to Gallup, 2016 71% of millennials are reported to be disengaged at work. This is the least engaged workforce generation yet. We don’t im
agine that the challenges our world faces are going to be solved with a disengaged, apathetic workforce. What we need is a massive shift in perspective. We need to realize that accountability and responsibility are the natural by-products of living in accordance with our integrity and our happiness and that we can create businesses and opportunities ourselves.
So the question then becomes, how do we truly motivate ourselves from a place of wholeness and stay accountable to that way of life?