“Accountability breeds response-ability.” Stephen Covey
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“True love does not only encompass the things that make you feel good; it also holds you to a standard of accountability.”Monica Johnson
Born to Lead Results Formula– Part 5- ACCOUNTABILITY
Accountability is often thought of in negative terms. Accountability is not a carrot and stick, or someone waiting to catch you doing something wrong or someone who forces you to do something you don’t want to do.
True life changing Accountability is a partnership that provides you foundational support and extra initiative to do and achieve the things YOU want to achieve when you don’t have the desire or strength. We all run out of motivation or stamina at times and an accountability partner comes along to lift us up and encourage us to take the next step.
Accountability becomes even more powerful when you partner to share it with someone on a similar journey. You gain insights into your own life as you encourage and support someone else who is on a path of transformation even if your ultimate destinations are not the same.
Accountability that flows out of a mutual respect and caring for one another will help you achieve what you couldn’t achieve on your own. You realize that if you take action on what you know; you actually help empower your accountability partner to take action too and vice versa. Your motivation is multiplied through shared experience.
My guess is that most people who started reading this daily leadership blog have already given up IF they weren’t doing it with an accountability partner. Or if you are one of the few who have made it this far on your own, you probably are not taking time to answer the daily questions or taking any significant action to change your life.
So, if you have made it this far I once again encourage you to find and accountability partner to help you maximize your God given ability to Lead a Life of Significance. Not only will you grow more, but you will find more enjoyment along the way.
“Happiness Only Real When Shared.”Christopher McCandless
Based on your personal values, rate your current level of success based on where you are compared to where you want to be in regards to your Relational Life. (10 is the best) Go to your Notebook and record the Date and the appropriate question number and your answer to each question-
27. Relational life 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
28. Briefly define what Relational success looks like for you-
29. What are the greatest obstacles you have to overcome to improve your Relational life?
30. What practical things can you do to overcome these obstacles?
31. What is the single most important thing you WILL DO to improve your Relational life? “Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.”Swedish Proverb
“Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.” Anthony Robbins