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Yesterday we talked about sharing your goal publicly as a way to find extra motivation to stay on track. Today we’re going to take that to the next level and seek actual accountability from an individual or group.
Sharing your goal is different than seeking accountability. When you share you’re goal, you’re simply telling people what you’re working toward, but when you seek accountability, you invite someone to offer feedback, check your progress and actually help keep you on track.
Ideally, the person (or group of people) holding you responsible is someone with a shared goal so that you’re actually pursuing the same goal together, but it could also be someone who has already achieved that goal (for example, someone who is further along the real food journey than you) or even just someone who cares about you and wants to see you succeed.
Having an “accountability partner” (anyone having flashbacks to church youth group) can be a great way to stay motivated on track. Just knowing that someone might ask you about your progress is often motivation enough, but pursuing a goal with someone beside you is a lot easier and more fun too.
Do you have someone holding you accountable for your goal? If not, is there someone you could ask?