Accountability: No More Excuses

About this video

Being accountable is not always easy. An accountability partner can make it easier. Learn about accountability partners and how to help them help you.

4 Types of Negative Thinking

  1. All or Nothing
  2. Focusing on the negative
  3. Catastrophizing
  4. Negative self-labeling

Watch  the video and then use these questions to get a deeper understanding of the topic.

  1. Get a copy of the because I said I would Promise Planner and instructions.
  2. Work through the Promise Planner to make a promise and pick an accountability partner.
  3. Follow through with the steps and track the success of your promise. How did your accountability partner play a role in your promise?

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This video is used in our character development programs in schools, juvenile detention centers and prisons. Practical habits and tactics that support character traits can increase graduation rates, decreasing teen suicide and even reduce violent crime. To learn more about the impact of our programs, click here.


The following resources were used in the making the of this video.

  • Catherine Metzger PhD University of IL…
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    49, 84-88.