Who Needs Accountability?
What kind of person needs accountability? Well, perhaps you’ve heard statements like this:
- “I thought accountability is only for people who are struggling.”
- “Isn’t accountability a punishment for someone who isn’t doing the right things?”
- “Oh, I didn’t know you had an accountability partner. Are you really that messed up?”
- “Do I need accountability if I don’t have an issue?”
- “Accountability is just another way of finding fault with others and condemning them.”
You probably have encountered this kind of perspective before. And perhaps you share the opinion that accountability is only for those who are struggling.
But did you know that you are more likely to fulfill your goals and obligations if you commit to sharing your plan and progress with a trusted partner?
Accountability is for those who desire to grow and change.
A Better Perspective
So instead of viewing accountability as a stigma to avoid, think of this quality of relationships as a privilege to be sought after! Find dependable companions who can help you avoid failure and find growing success in life.
For example, the average American walks about 5,000 to 7,500 steps per day. Suppose you make a personal goal of logging at least 10,000 steps each day. What happens to your motivation if you have committed to reporting your daily count to a trusted partner? Would you be more or less inclined to make sure you get your walks in?
Accountability is for those who desire to grow and change. Is that you?