The importance of Accountability
Dear Reader, I hope that you are setting smart life goals for yourself and are working towards exceeding them. Perhaps you wish to purchase a house or land, enroll in higher education or travel around the world, whatever your life goals are it is important to have someone to hold you accountable to them.
It is very easy to set smart goals but it can be difficult to follow through these goals. It requires a great sense of discipline, determination and self-motivation. The best thing is you don’t have to go through it alone. That is why it is important to get an accountability partner.
An accountability partner can be anyone that you trust who will walk with you to ensure that you achieve that goal you have set for yourself. For instance, your spouse, a trusted family member or friend can be your accountability partner. You can also get a professional to be your accountability partner depending on your goal for example an accountant, a lawyer, a religious leader, a life coach etc
What is the importance of having an accountability partner?
- It lessens the burden of achieving the goal on your own. You will have someone that you can share with any obstacles that you might encounter and together you can came up with a favorable solution.
- It gives you the motivation to keep moving. When you are accountable to someone, you are obligated to perform. This will be a motivation for you to keep moving forward.
- You get a third eye, someone who will see what you don’t see. Sometimes we are too engrossed in our journey that we miss out on important things along the way which can be very instrumental in helping you make big steps. Your accountability partner can see what you don’t see and be able to advise you accordingly.
- It gives meaning to your life goal. Knowing that you are sharing the journey of achieving your goals with someone else, it gives a lot of meaning to it. It is like it cements your goal, makes it more meaningful and gives you a sense satisfaction.
As a caution, don’t rush in appointing someone as your accountability partner, take time, weigh all the pros and cons of having them in your life goals. Be very honest with yourself, seek advice from others and opinions, do thorough research, remember this is your goal, choose wisely.