Did you know that the #1 thing that stops people from accomplishing their goals is their lack of accountability?

Brian Tracy

Before reading the above statement, it never really occurred to me that we accomplish our goals by being accountable to someone else.  Oh; sure on an esoteric level I understood that.  On a conscious level?  Maybe not.  If I stopped and considered it I’d probably have reached the appropriate conclusion.

So who are you accountable too?
Who motivates you?

My walking partner uses the word accountability all the time, in that I’m the motivation.  My friend I walk with was surprised to hear me say that they motivate me.  It’s true however.  It would be so much easier to turn off my alarm at 5AM when it blasts and roll over and go back to sleep.  But I’d be doing both of us a disservice if I did that.  You’d think hearing that word over and over would sink in, would flash a light, would help me realize that:
Oh yeah.  Accountability equals Motivation.

So who motivates me?
When it comes to exercise, my walking partner does
When it comes to writing.
You do.  My readers.  I understand now that I’m expected to have Wisdom and Life publish three days a week and Scranton Page Turner Publish three times a month.  My readers expect something from me.  I’m held accountable to you.

I’m held accountable to my friends.  When I say I’m going to do something 99.9 percent of the time I follow through.  There have been times in the past where I’ve had to let people go who didn’t follow through.  One of the most important attributes I look for in any relationship I have is trust and accountability.  I want someone in my life who does what they say and says what they do.

So I ask you again.  Who are you accountable too?
And who holds you accountable?

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

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