If you’re anything like me, you may have a tendency to procrastinate. Sometimes we all need that extra push in life and having a buddy in your corner that you can check in with, share your goals and celebrate your successes with is all the push we need.
Connecting with an accountability partner can definitely boost your productivity and become an empowering experience for many reasons. Here are 4 reasons why you need an accountability partner.
YOU HAVE A SOMEONE CHEERING FOR YOU
You should definitely always be your own cheerleader, however having a buddy on the sidelines to give you that extra ego boost when you need it is always a big help.
YOU HAVE SOMEONE TO CALL YOU OUT WHEN YOU’RE SLACKING
Sharing your goals with someone close to you allows that person to act as your own personal Deebo (from the hit movie, Friday). Meaning, you have someone to whip you back in to shape when you fall off your square. Everyone needs a bit a tough love every now and then. Some more so than others. Being held accountable can bring you clarity as to what you need to work on moving forward and ways that you can prevent making the same mistakes.
THEY HELP KEEP YOU A PRIORITY
One of the biggest issues that I have is putting other people’s needs before my own. As a friend, I am always willing to help people achieve their goals but often times I find myself going overboard and frequently neglecting my own. Having an AP helps keep myself at the TOP of my priority list.
YOU WILL FEEL GOOD KNOWING YOU ARE EMPOWERING SOMEONE ELSE TOO
It’s all about the give back. It feels just as good to be on the giving end as it does on the receiving. Knowing that you are making a difference in your AP’s life by helping them achieve their goals is a win-win all around. Besides, why wouldn’t you want to reciprocate the love and motivation that you receive from your AP on a daily basis?
Whatever your goals are in life, whether you want to shed a couple pounds, start a new business venture or just work on being a better you, consider confiding in somebody that you know and trust to be your accountability partner. Thanks for reading!0