Are YOU Accountable?
What is accountability? According to the online dictionary, accountability means bearing responsibility, or being answerable to someone, by reporting, explaining, or justifying actions. As children, we were accountable to our parents. As employees, we are accountable to our employers. I think there’s some measure of accountability to our partners, our friends, and other people, depending on the closeness of our relationships. Accountability may seem uncomfortable or challenging at times, but in the long run, it helps us become better, more responsible people.
Here’s your Saturday inspiration…
“Accountability is all about connection, communion, and community.
This is the environment where we thrive, where we come alive again.
It is where we freely give of ourselves and enjoy the abundant fruit of lives well lived.”
–Dr. Tim Clinton in “Turn Your Life Around”
Ah, yes… accountability. That is the reason I have joined blog challenges and blogging communities, for the encouragement and accountability factors that helped me establish a consistent blogging habit.
Another way to gain accountability is to engage the services of a mentor or coach. I saw a guest post by Angie Newton on Lynn Terry’s blog about six reasons to get an accountability partner. They include getting an extra push to complete a project or decision, bouncing ideas around, being accountable to complete tasks or get encouragement when you’re overwhelmed, sharing accomplishments, receiving total honesty, and increasing your productivity.
If you’re interested in hiring a mentor as an accountability partner, I can highly recommend Lesly Federici, the Robin Hood Mentor! 🙂
So What Are YOUR Thoughts?
So what are your feelings about accountability?
Do you have someone in your life who helps hold you accountable for various endeavors?
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