-Have a goal accountability partner. Check in with your partner at least once a week.
-Reassess all goals together and make sure they’re SMART goals (Simple, Measureable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-bound).
-Have your partner update you/the group on how well you’re doing and you update the group on how well your partner is doing.
-When you’re accountable to someone you trust and respect, it makes you want to work harder to achieve the goals you set and helps you stop rationalizing and making weak excuses.
-The best scenario is to find one accountability partner who can help you and whom you can help. If you're accountable to too many people, it’s like being accountable to no one.
Condensed from Dave Kerpen's article on LinkedIn and from his new book: http://www.amazon.com/Art-People-Simple-Skills-Everything/dp/0553419404/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8