101 Accountability Quotes For Entrepreneurs

101 Accountability Quotes

Let The List Of Accountability Quotes Begin

Accountability is one of the hardest things we, as entrepreneurs, have to overcome.

Our entire lives we are held accountable by our parents, our teachers, our employers, and then all of a sudden we decide to become entrepreneurs and we do not have anyone to hold us accountable anymore.

We have to step up to the plate and hold ourselves to a new standard of personal accountability!

It is not easy if you are not used to holding yourself accountable.

What Is The Definition Of Accountability?

Accountability is the acknowledgment of taking responsibility for completing an action.

So essentially, holding yourself accountable for something is simply taking responsibility to get it done.

The fact that we are stripped of our accountability muscles based upon our childhood is not a fun change we must embrace once we become entrepreneurs, but it is a must!

I wanted to bring up the pink elephant in the room before you continued on to the accountability quotes.

Comment at the bottom of this page with your favorite accountability quote so we can get a tally of which one is liked the best.

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101 Accountability Quotes For Entrepreneurs (Like You)

  1. Act or accept. –Anonymous
  2. On good teams coaches hold players accountable, on great teams players hold players accountable. –Joe Dumars
  3. Accountability is the glue that ties commitment to results. –Anonymous
  4. Personal accountability requires mindfulness, acceptance, honesty, and courage. –Shelby Martin
  5. It is not only what WE do, but also what WE do not do for which WE are accountable. –John Baptist Moliere
  6. Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy. –Anita Brookner
  7. There is no accountability today… no willingness to focus on big ideas. –Michael Bloomberg
  8. It’s time for these people to have accountability for what is being done. –Sonny Landham
  9. Accountability breeds response-ability. –Stephen Covey
  10. The best way to predict the future is to create it. –Peter DruckerPeter Drucker Accountability Quote
  11. Surround yourself with people that force you to do better. – Anonymous
  12. You fail all the time, but you aren’t a failure until you start blaming someone else. –Bum Phillips
  13. Lasting change is a series of compromises. –Jane Goodall
  14. Accountability: You will only hold yourself accountable for goals that others know about.  Tell someone what you’re up to. –Anonymous
  15. I am my problem, but also my solution. –Anonymous
  16. Dreams don’t work unless you do. –Anonymous
  17. Our thoughts have to be accountable to our self. –Stefen Dany
  18. The most critical decision is made when you feel like giving up. –Anonymous
  19. Who you are is what you have been.  Who you will be is what you do now. –Anonymous
  20. Put your heart, mind, and soul even into your smallest acts.  This is the secret of success. –Swami Sivananda
  21. Responsibility transforms values into action. -Anonymous
  22. If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. –Benjamin Franklin
  23. Aspire to inspire before you expire. –Anonymous
  24. Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. -George Addair
  25. I can’t always control my thoughts but I can choose how I respond to them. –David Cuschieri
  26. No one is coming to save you.  This life of yours is 100% your responsibility. –Anonymous
  27. The price of greatness is responsibility. –Winston Churchill 
  28. A man is accountable to no person for his doings. –James Otis
  29. Be accountable for everything you say and do. –Anonymous
  30. Accountability turns pain into peace. –Anonymous
  31. Life is not accountable to us.  We are accountable to life. –David Waitley
  32. Accountability separates the wishers in life from the action-takers that care enough about their future to account or their daily actions. –John Di Lemme
  33. When you are accountable you are incredible. –Jeffrey Benjamin
  34. You are accountable for you! –Anonymous
  35. The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it. –Jordan BelfortAccountability Quotes - Jordan Belfort
  36. You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. –Abraham Lincoln
  37. Accept responsibility for your life. –Anonymous
  38. You don’t have the right to hold somebody accountable for standards you refuse to apply to yourself. –Stephen A Smith
  39. To move the world, we must first move ourselves. –Socrates
  40. It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves. –William Shakespeare
  41. The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
  42. It is what it is, but it will become what you make it. –Abraham LincolnLincoln Accountability Quote
  43. I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul. –William Ernest Henley
  44. Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right. –Henry Ford
  45. Life is what you make it.  Always has been, always will be. –Eleanor Roosevelt
  46. Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. –Maria Robinson
  47. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. –Lao Tzu
  48. If you don’t hold your team accountable then you will lose credibility and your team will be spoiled. –Tom Brady
  49. What you do today can improve all your tomorrows. –Anonymous
  50. I looked everywhere for the enemy and failed to see it right in front of my face. –Steven Pressfield
  51. Do something today that your future self will thank you for. –Anonymous
  52. We must all suffer one of two things; the pain of discipline or the pain of regret and disappointment. –Jim RohnJim Rohn Accountability
  53. The dream is free.  The hustle is sold separately. –Anonymous
  54. Wake up.  Kick ass.  Repeat. –Team Wukar
  55. The only way to beat your fear is to beat it to death with action! –Anonymous
  56. You may never know what you are capable of accomplishing until you MUST! –Anonymous
  57. Championship teams are built on being prepared, playing unselfishly, and being held accountable. –Jason Kidd
  58. You can have results or excuses, but not both! –Anonymous
  59. Kick yourself in the ass, or someone else will. –Anonymous
  60. We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become each day. –Richard Scott
  61. Man has responsibility, not power. –Proverb
  62. Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. –Leo Tolstoy
  63. There are only two options; make progress or make excuses. –Anonymous
  64. If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way.  If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse. –Jim Rohn
  65. Human beings should be held accountable.  Leave God alone.  He has enough problems. –Elie Wiesel
  66. Be great in act, as you have been in thought. –William Shakespeare
  67. Be the change you wish to see in the world. –Mahatma Gandhi
  68. Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. –Robert Collier
  69. The sweat.  The time.  The devotion.  It pays off. –Simeon Panda
  70. I’ll have you know, I kept the Listerine in my mouth for the full 30 seconds. –Sponge Bob Square Pants
  71. She who leaves a trail of glitter is never forgotten. –Anonymous
  72. Goals are dreams with deadlines. –Anonymous
  73. I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their maximum capabilities. –Bob Nardelli
  74. Do it or don’t do it. –Steven Pressfield
  75. Every battle is won before it is fought. –Sun Tzu
  76. Optional is never an option. –Anonymous
  77. Don’t fear failure… in great attempts it is glorious even to fail. –Bruce Lee
  78. You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.  The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. –John C. Maxwell
  79. You must take personal responsibility.  You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind but you can change yourself.  That is something that you have charge of. –Jim Rohn
  80. Accountability is the glue that ties commitment to the result. –Bob ProctorBob Proctor Quotes About Accountability
  81. If no one thinks you can, then you have to. –Anonymous
  82. The taxpayers deserve accountability. –Byron Dorgan
  83. The key is taking responsibility and initiative, deciding what your life is about and prioritizing your life around the most important things. –Stephen Covey
  84. By choosing our path, we choose our destination. –Thomas Monson
  85. I’ve failed over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. –Michael Jordan
  86. Commit yourself not only to the pursuit of happiness, but also the happiness of pursuit. –J. Richard Clark
  87. Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. –Maria Robinson
  88. The future belongs to those who prepare for it today. –Malcolm X
  89. Action expresses priorities. –Mahatma Gandhi
  90. When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen. –Anonymous
  91. All mankind is divided into three classes: Those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move. –Benjamin Franklin
  92. When you point the finger, you miss the point. –Bruce Schneider
  93. People know you for what you’ve done, not for what you plan to do. –Anonymous
  94. Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts. –Winston Churchill
  95. Life is like riding a bicycle.  To keep your balance, you must keep on moving. –Anonymous
  96. If a team is to reach its potential, each player must be willing to subordinate his personal goals to the good of the team. –Bud Wilkinson
  97. Nobody can want it for you.  You have to want it for yourself. –Anonymous
  98. What you do today can improve all of your tomorrows. –R. Marston
  99. The history of the world is but the biography of great men. –Thomas CarlyleThomas Carlyle Accountability
  100. Try and fail, but don’t fail to try. –Anonymous
  101. People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going. –Earl Nightingale

So What Can You Do With These Quotes About Accountability?

  • You can post them on your Facebook wall to increase your engagement on your page
  • You can turn them into images to post on your Instagram and Pinterest pages
  • You can print them out for yourself to begin working on your accountability by reading them daily
  • You can share them with people you care about to help them learn some new accountability quotes
  • If you think of another idea with these quotes, please comment below with your input


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Quotes On Accountability Conclusion

Accountability is such a big topic for entrepreneurs because we all know how important it is if we want to succeed.

I have gone for years without implementing an accountability program and right after I invested in my accountability, the results spoke for themselves.

Use these quotes that I have put together for you.

I want to see you get some value out of this post that you can use to better your business.

Thank you for stopping by and I’ll see you on the Internet.

About The Author

Jason Yesser

Yes, I've struggled for years with building my home business, but right when I began marketing myself online everything changed. Now I teach home business entrepreneurs how to leverage the internet to get more leads, more sales, and create more passive income streams.


  • Jelena Ostrovska

    Reply Reply October 22, 2015

    This one is my favorite – “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” –Robert Collier

    Great set of quotes! I’ll be coming back to your post to create more images for Instagram 🙂 Just made 2 already! Thanks Jason!

    • Jason Yesser

      Reply Reply October 22, 2015

      Yeah that quote is the sum of The Compound Effect in one sentence. I’m glad you enjoyed the quotes and you got some use out of them. Feel free to snag those images I made up above as well and throw your name on them. Thanks for stopping by Jelena 🙂

  • Jordan Hull

    Reply Reply October 23, 2015

    I think my favorite is:
    Aspire to inspire before you expire. –Anonymous

    OR maybe the Spongebob quote ????????????

    Good stuff Jason ????

  • Justin Barclay

    Reply Reply October 24, 2015

    Great resource brotha..

  • marsi

    Reply Reply October 28, 2015

    Great quotes Jason! I love any quote from The Art of War!!! Thanks for sharing!

    • Jason Yesser

      Reply Reply November 9, 2015

      No problem Marsi! Yeah that’s such an awesome read. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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