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How Can You Achieve Your Goals with An Accountability Partner?

By Darren Finkelstein
By Darren Finkelstein

The Accountability Guy®

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Are you struggling to get things done?

Are you having issues in becoming accountable for your goals? Not sure of how to track your progress? If yes, then you have come to the right place.

Accountability is a trait that will take you to great heights and help you grow as a person. It will enable you to have more control over your life so that you can focus on self-improvement. Additionally, being accountable for your goals is only going to benefit you.

However, most people find themselves clueless about the growth and think if they are moving in the right direction or not.

So, what is the solution?

The answer is having an accountability partner by your side. But what is an accountability partner? How can they help you? How to choose one?

Find all the answers in this article.

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What is an Accountability Partner?

You have to achieve your goals alone, but it doesn’t mean that you cannot have a trustworthy shoulder. 

An accountability partner is that trustworthy shoulder in your success journey. It can be a two-way partnership, i.e., you being their partner and they being yours, or a single-way partnership.

An accountability partner is a single person or a group that ensures that you are keeping your commitments and vice-versa. So, if you fail to take charge of your actions, they will immediately stop you from deflecting from the path.

In short, it is someone who will assist you in staying on track and who will motivate you to carry out your ideas.

How can an Accountability Partner Help You Achieve Goals?

Now that you know what an accountability partner is, it is time to discuss how they can help you achieve your goals.

An accountability partner will help you in more than one way to ensure that you don’t lose focus. Here are some ways to elaborate on how-

Brainstorming

As the saying goes, two heads are better than one; your accountability partner will also help you in brainstorming. You can sit with them and chalk out the plan for achieving your goals.

The discussion with them might help you in looking at things from a different perspective.

Tracking Goals

If you run on a packed schedule, you might not remember to track your progress. But this shouldn’t stop you from achieving your goals. The best way to solve this problem is to have an accountability partner.

They will remind you that you need to retrospect and see how far you have come. Additionally, they might help you in tracking your goals too.

Motivating

There can be times when you will feel disheartened and demotivated. And in such situations, having someone who has your back is no less than a blessing.

You can openly discuss how you are feeling, and your partner will help you in coming out of negativity.

Remember that lack of motivation can jeopardize your success. Hence, it’s better to stay motivated as much as possible.

Uncovering Blind Spots

You cannot work on fixing something that you don’t know, and these are called as your blind spots. So, you won’t be able to find solutions unless someone guides you. And who can work as a better guiding light than your accountability partner?

Warning

We often make unintentional mistakes but had there been anyone to stop us; we wouldn’t have erred. Or there can be times when you are deflecting from your way without having any idea that you are. In such cases, an accountability partner will give you a warning and stop you from doing wrong.

How to Choose Your Accountability Partner?

An accountability partner is someone who provides the nudge you need. But handling this responsibility is not everyone’s cup of tea. So, how to know if a person is perfect to be your accountability partner?

Keep the following points in mind before choosing one-

  • Identify someone who can compensate for our flaws and bridge the gap.
  • Look for someone who you believe will help you achieve your goal consistently.
  • It doesn’t have to be someone you’ve never met before. Rather, it must be a friendship that can withstand some difficult love and honest criticism.
  • Look for someone you think has a better approach to life.
  • It should be someone who is as excited about the idea of being an accountability partner as you are.
  • Ensure that you have solid communication with them.
  • Enquire if they also want accountability for their goals because only then you two can reciprocate the efforts.

Wrapping It Up

An accountability partner will be your guiding light while you walk on the path of becoming successful. But remember that the effectiveness of this collaboration will depend on mutual understanding and relationship. Hence, make sure that you share a good bond with your accountability partner.

And now that you have all the crucial information about accountability partners find one for yourself today!