Are you kidding me? He is laughing so hard, he can't breathe. I am in distress, feeling my life is over, and the guy who has kept me accountable for years is doubled over laughing at me. This however, is exactly the care I needed. Wes recounted that I had put myself in similar situations about every 18 months, that I could change the circumstances and that I would surely live another day. Breathe, just breathe; he was right. I have been served by multiple friends that are willing to know me and my multiple idiosyncrasies. Accountability can be as simple as a checklist or an app and as complex as a group of likeminded people. These gifts are taskmasters used to keep us on track and help us see clearly when we have strayed. Need to lose 15 lbs? get accountable; need to break a bad habit? get accountable; need help pursuing your goals? get accountable. Author Elle Luna attributes much of her success to the help of others keeping her accountable through 100 days creativity sprints (Instagram: elleluna). I currently talk with two guys; one keeps me accountable to my goals and the other keeps me accountable as I pursue vulnerability. They have helped me see the world more clearly and ask poignant questions that reveal flaws in my thinking about successes and failures. The longer the relationship, the easier it is to see trends to be spotted as described earlier. In the event I haven't made it clear; I am a fan and highly encourage these relationships.
What tools have you used for accountability? What methods have and haven't worked for you? Why did you stop? How could you use this hack to help you? What stops you from pursuing accountability? What is one step you can take to get accountable on one element of your life?