Why Should You Have An Accountability Partner?

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5 benefits to having an Accountability Partner.

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Accountability is a journey of self-discovery and training of the mind to cultivate habits that lead to success and growth. It means staying answerable to oneself and others around us for our actions and always working with constant mindfulness. Accountability is also a philosophy by which we try to bring positivity and good thoughts and reactions to anything.

But it is not a journey that you need to take alone. Having someone to help us along this journey can be a fantastic motivating factor. It can help smooth out the rough creases in behaviour and also keep you on track when you feel your resolve slipping.

Here are some of the benefits of having an accountability partner that can convince you to find one for yourself:

1. They Can Help You Stay Motivated

An Accountability partner is like having your very own stream of continuous motivation, inspiration, and positivity. The right accountability partner can act as your source of energy. Keeping your mind focused and concentrate on achieving your goals and making your dreams possible with dedication and hard work.

2. They Can Help You Plan and Strategize

Having an accountability partner that shares some or all of your objectives and goals means that you can sit together with them and craft out a coherent plan and strategy. Together you can identify the hurdles you might face and each of your strengths and weaknesses. Furthermore, you can work with your accountability partner to find better alternatives to bumps and hiccups in your journey if you feel like you might be getting stuck in a rut.

3. They Can Act as Independent Observers

An accountability partner can act as the independent observer to your journey and give an unbiased viewpoint of your achievements. This can help each of you fine-tune your efforts to meet your end goals and objectives. Without getting distracted or losing energy and effort in the wrong direction.

4. They Can Remind You Of Your Goals

Any journey will have its ups and downs. Somedays, you might feel that you do not have the energy or willpower to carry on with your mission. These days, your accountability partner can help you get back on your feet by reminding you of your goals and objectives. What you can achieve as a reward by fulfilling your mission and seeing this journey through. This means that you’ll always have someone to bring you back on track.

5. They Can Give Advice for Improvement

With an accountability partner that shares your goals and objectives, you get a friend and partner. Someone familiar with the intricacies and hurdles of the journey while being directly involved in the process themselves. In this way, your accountability partner can garner and present advice and suggestions for improvement that you might not have been able to identify. This creates a collaborative environment where each supports the strengths while covering for weaknesses and moving towards development.

So, you are ready to take on a journey of transformation and betterment. Congrats, that is a great decision. Trying to Get Sh!t Done or develop work better habits? Way to GO!

We do not want to be the bearers of bad news, but according to scientific studies. Chances are that you will give up halfway through your mission before you reach your goal. That is how the brain works. After a bit of time, it starts losing energy and interest. This means failure to meet your own expectations. Hasn’t this happened to you before? We’re sure it has.

The magical thing is that, it does not have to be this way. With the right guidance, advice and support, you can carry your energy, motivation and commitment to the very end. Success is sometimes only a matter of consistency, but most importantly, it relies completely on ACCOUNTABILITY.

What is Accountability?

Accountability is the act of knowing that you and only you are responsible for your success. It means taking charge of your actions and intentions and translating your ambitions into achievable concrete goals that bring you closer and closer to success. Accountability is the metric with which you can measure the impact and effect of each action and judge whether it will take you closer or farther away from your final goals and objectives. I like to say Accountability is simply; doing the things you say you are going to do, and getting your team to do the same.

Why is Accountability Important?

Accountability is important in any endeavor. It guarantees that we carefully consider our actions and measure the effects of every step against a clear and concise objective that we hope to achieve. Accountability not only helps us combat ambiguity, but also helps us remain motivated and battle negative thoughts, emotions and behavior patterns. But, if you find it hard to stay accountable to yourself most of the time, or even if you don’t really know how to proceed with self-accountability, then maybe you need an accountability partner to help you along the way.

What is an Accountability Partner?

An accountability partner is a professional expert whose entire job is to keep you in check and provide the required motivation so you can achieve your goals within specified deadlines. Accountability partner provides your assistance in laying out a clear plan, breaking it down into smaller objectives and prioritise them with respect to urgency and importance.

Apart from that, the partner will keep regular tabs on you to ensure you’re meeting your own expectations and achieving those goals. The accountability partner also gives you the appreciation to keep you motivated and consoles you when things don’t go your way. They your professional guardian who guides you through the path of success and sticks with you in both good and bad times.

To find this person, they need to have a proven track record of being able to get things done themselves, forget the university degrees, that doesn’t always mean they have ‘walked the talk’.

Ideally, with runs on the board themselves, find one that’s successfully navigated the path your following. Its great if they have ‘been there and done that’, this will stop alot of uncertainty, being able to straighten your course if you wander away from the goal. Which is bound to happen.

How can an Accountability Partner help?

An accountability partner is a professional expert whose entire job is to keep you in check and provide the required motivation so you can achieve your goals within specified deadlines. Accountability partner provides your assistance in laying out a clear plan, breaking it down into smaller objectives and prioritise them with respect to urgency and importance.

Apart from that, the partner will keep regular tabs on you to ensure you’re meeting your own expectations and achieving those goals. The accountability partner also gives you the appreciation to keep you motivated and consoles you when things don’t go your way. Then your professional guardian who guides you through the path of success and sticks with you in both good and bad times.

To find this person, they need to have a proven track record of being able to get things done themselves, forget the university degrees, that doesn’t always mean they have ‘walked the talk’. Ideally, with runs on the board themselves, find one that’s successfully navigated the path your following. Its great if they have ‘been there and done that’, this will stop alot of uncertainty, being able to straighten your course if you wander away from the goal. Which is bound to happen.

Why Do I Need An Accountability Partner?

Because doing nothing costs you money and lost opportunity, and you’re pissing people off by your lack of action. Are you juggling too many balls in the air at once, trying desperately not to drop any of them? If so, that is a clue why you may need an accountability partner.

Let me share a game-changing study with you from the USA, it was undertaken to calculate the probability of completing a goal with and without direct support, assistance and guidance.

The stats are phenomenal:

  • 10% probability of completing your goal, promise, task or activity
    – If you have an actual idea or goal.
  • 25% probability of completing your goal, promise, task or activity
    – If you consciously decide you will do it.
  • 40% probability of completing your goal, promise, task or activity
    – If you decide when you will do it.
  • 50% probability of completing your goal, promise, task or activity
    – If you plan how you will do it.
  • 65% probability of completing your goal, promise, task or activity
    – If you commit to someone you will do it.
  • 95% probability of completing your goal, promise, task or activity
    – If you have a specific accountability appointment with a person you’ve committed to.

After reading this, how likely are you to achieve your; goals, promises, obligations and commitments alone? This is exactly WHY you need an accountability partner.

The answer to that question depends on where you stand on your journey towards accountability and success. But, the fact remains, no matter where you may be in your journey. It’s always a wise decision to recruit the help of talented and experienced professionals to help you along the way. The learning opportunities combined with the tradition of a greater success rate. Getting an accountability partner to help you achieve your goals and ambitions is a worthwhile investment. An investment that can pay off in more ways than you can imagine in the long run.

Conclusion

Having an accountability partner can have many benefits. But all of these advantages are useless if you can’t find the right person for the job. Finding the right accountability partner takes attention to detail and clarity in your mind. Finding what you need and what they can provide. To learn more about finding the right person to help you on your journey towards success. Please read our other posts on how to find the best tips and tricks for finding the right accountability partner. 

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