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Avoid Self Defeat with Accountability Partners
Even when doing something you love, the journey is long and hard. Don't struggle alone.
“Was it you or I who stumbled first? It does not matter. The one of us who finds the strength to get up first, must help the other.” ― Vera Nazarian
Accountability is necessary for long term success.
Going it alone is a difficult, lonely path. You will falter at some point along the way. Will someone remind you of why you started this journey? Will someone help you get back up with a little tough love?
An accountability partner is your best weapon against self defeat.
I embark on a journey this week with two other creators. The goal is simple: refine our personal brands and use LinkedIn to grow our businesses. In my case, it is launching a coaching service.
I have written 155 articles and created 157 visualizations in 7 months on the following topics:
Creating awareness of cognitive biases
Domesticating emotions via Stoicism
Improving continuously via Kaizen
Finding meaning through action
Reaching high performance
Developing effective habits
All of this writing and publishing has helped me...
Find my meaning and niche
Work through my coaching philosophy
Become an active part of the creator community
It is time to put this wealth of ideas and content to work. There is a need for great coaches. I coached professionals to high performance for 30 years in various companies. Now I do it for the joy of helping individuals realize their dreams one small step at a time.
Such a journey will not be easy. There will be difficult days. There will be setbacks. My accountability partners will keep me going. They will...
Hold me accountable to my aspirations
Support me when I need it most
Remind me of Why often
I will do the same for them.
I don’t want to disappoint them. I don’t want to disappoint future clients who need me. I don’t want to be unprepared when opportunity strikes. I will reach my destination one way or the other.
I wish the same for you, fellow traveler. Find your accountability partner today, and be prepared for the inevitable dip.
🤔 Food for Thought:
Have you struggled alone?
Have you ever tried an accountability partner?
What would it mean to never struggle alone again?
⚙️ One Small Step:
Start by asking for help and offering it in return. State your aspirations and how you’ve struggled to date. Countless people are struggling to reach their own aspirations. A simple ask is a powerful beacon. Shine bright. See the hope in their eyes as they turn toward you.