All of us have goals that we want to achieve but having someone to hold us accountable to continue to push forward is important to achieving those goals. I have found that my girlfriends can be great accountability partners.
Want to give yourself a higher likelihood of achieving your goals? Find someone to be accountable to other than just yourself. I have a question for you, “what if I were to follow you with a camera crew 24 hours a day 7 days a week for the next 30 days while you went for your goals?” I can tell you, you would probably behave a little differently….
- You would BEGIN doing the things you BELIEVE you need to do.
- You would ELIMINATE the things you know you shouldn’t be doing.
- You would IMPROVE your overall performance in your life and business.
Accountability keeps you focused on your commitments. Accountability helps to eliminate the excuses used previously, preventing follow through. It ensures that what you want to accomplish is more likely what you take action on.
How can you ensure that accountability? Find an accountability partner, a girlfriend who is in a similar situation so that you can support each other. Tell your girlfriend how they can best support you. Do you need a daily call, a gentle nudge with an email, or maybe you need to send them a summary of what you accomplish each week towards your number one goals? It is important for there to be a structure defined so that you both know what is needed to support the other.
It all begins with the commitment. If you are truly committed to your dreams then give yourself every opportunity to succeed.
Until one is committed there is hesitancy,
the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness
Concerning all acts of initiative and creation
there is one elementary truth,
the ignorance of which kills countless ideas
and splendid plans:
that the moment one commits oneself,
then Providence moves, too.
All sorts of things occur to help one
that would otherwise have never occurred.
A whole stream of events issues from the decision,
of unforeseen incidents and meetings,
and material assistance
which no man could have dreamt would have come his way
I have a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets:
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can—begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”
– W.H. Murray
One of the best gifts we can give our girlfriends is to be their Champion. Accountability and Cheerleading will help your girlfriend become the very Best she can be.
“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” ~~ E. E. Cummings