Your Accountability Partnership Matters
This post is the last in a three part series of posts related to goal achievement through accountability partnership. The first post, How to be Confident that You Will Achieve Your Goals, introduced the topic. In it, I shared that the key to achieving our goals is being held accountable. In that post, I also let you know that the next two posts would be dedicated to who should and who should not be considered as an accountability partner. The previous post, Do You Know Who is Not Accountability Partner Worthy?, focused on the latter. This post will focus on the former.
Signs of a Good Accountability Partnership
As we head into 2016, I am sure you have goals that you would like to achieve. Whatever your goal or goals may be, make sure you do not go it alone. I am a living witness that you will have far greater success when you have a good accountability partner on the ride with you. Let's take a look at what makes for a good accountability partner for your partnership.
People with coaching experience or who act like coaches: This person is the opposite of your amen corner (see the previous post). This person has a desire to hold you accountable. If you are falling off track, she will ask you questions to help you assess why. If you feel like giving up, she will help remind you of your successes thus far. A good source for coaches are people who are liked minded, who have similar goals, or who have already accomplished what you want to accomplish.
Liked minded individuals: If people who lack ambition or who are all talk, but no action are considered poor candidates to hold you accountable to your goals and aspirations, then without question, those who think and act like you make for good accountability partners. They want to see you succeed because succeeding is important to both of you. As a result, they will push you and guide you to your success.
People with similar goals: When people have goals similar to yours, they can act as a good accountability partner because you can share processes, ideas, pitfalls, lessons learned, was well as failures. They know better than most the challenges, highs, and lows you are facing. Together you can guide each other to the finish line.