Accountability: An Introduction to Motivation

Motivation isAccountability Introduction one of the more difficult aspects of success but it is undoubtedly the most important. Without motivation we would have no reason, desire or willingness to achieve anything and would simply default to a reliance on luck for any potential success that may come. Success demands motivation – and it demands it constantly. In a world where thousands of people are trying to break the mould through innovation or entrepreneurship you have to do more – you have to be more motivated.

Motivation can be found in all areas of life. An individual’s motivation for success may be financial independence, a desire to improve physically or socially or a thirst for greater knowledge. However, it is the maintenance of this motivation in times of doubt or laziness that requires an external force to keep you moving in the right direction. Motivation is like a muscle that can be trained. The transition from a dependent motivation (where you require immediate reward for work) to a motivation that derives from willpower and strength takes work.

Most of us experience motivation naturally to some extent – if we are untrained these usually occur in short bursts that quickly fade with time. To increase the consistency of our motivation we should use these finite periods of determination to create platforms which keep us accountable (consider it like an asset that produces motivation).

Accountability is a reason to get things done – and a reasons beget motivation.

This accountability series by BE|PRIME takes you through steps, methods and ideas for improving your motivation through the establishment of platforms which encourage accountability. Growing your motivation muscle in order to achieve a self-dependent desire to do what needs to be done.

Some definitions are provided below to help with understanding and differentiating between motivation and accountability.

Accountability: An obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions.

Motivation: A reason or reasons for acting or behaving in a particular way.


This is the first article in a series of articles on the topic of accountability. Stay tuned to BE|PRIME for updates.

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