Accountability partner

Ecclesiastes 4:9 Two are better off than one, because together they can work more effectively. GNB

A man without companions is like the left hand without the right.

Each goal you have needs an accountability partner.

In 2019, I had a goal of writing my first book. I got in touch with an editor in January of that year. We began immediately to work together. I shared with him, ideas I wanted to write about and we concluded on a final idea. He helped me draw an outline for the book and the writing began. We were always in constant communication throughout the year. He helped me a lot and I helped him in turn by giving him new content to read through and make better. At the end of the year, we produced a really good book.

This brief story shows you the effectiveness talked about in the above scripture. When you work with someone, you work effectively. You are capable to produce an intended result, in other words, accomplish a purpose.

Many people do not achieve their goals simply because they are working at them alone. When you get another person into the goal, it becomes easier to achieve. I have experienced failure in some goals I have set before because I was working alone.

I believe when you work with someone, there is that push it gives you to do better. You want to show the other person that yes, you are doing something. When you don’t commit your goal/plan to a particular person, then giving up on it becomes easy when you hit hard times.

The accountability relationship is two way. Both people need to help each other to achieve their goals. For example in the story I just shared, both of us had a goal to achieve. Mine was to research and write according to the outline I had and my editor’s goal was to read through and make changes. Both of us were working in a given time frame. Therefore we had to track each other’s progress and at the end of it all, we produced good work.

It is not easy to have an accountability partner for each of your goals, but I can say that make sure you have one for most of your goals. You need someone to help you hit your financial targets, Bible reading targets and other goals you would like to achieve this month or year.

Let me conclude this with a few statements to inspire you to get an accountability partner for a goal you want to achieve.

“Accountability is a statement of personal promise, both to yourself and to the people around you, to deliver defined results” – Brian Dive

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, take others with you.” – John C. Maxwell

“When performance is measured, it improves; when performance is measured and reported it improves exponentially” – Pearson’s law

 

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