How do you create and maintain *visible* accountability for your projects? Here's one approach.
On the wall of my office there's a whiteboard divided into three sections labelled "Do" "Doing" and "Done".
When I plan a new project, I write the name in the "Do" area and an approximate deadline.
When I start to work on the project, I move it to the "Doing" area, and give it a definite deadline. Every week I review progress on the stuff on my "Doing" board.
Finally, when I complete the project, I move it to the "Done" area and keep it here for 4-12 weeks, so I can acknowledge what I've achieved, not just what I haven't done yet!
It's a great way to keep yourself on track