We live in a time where people are becoming more and more individualistic. People are becoming more uncomfortable with having to be accountable under the guise of having their privacy violated. This is more prone among the younger generation that desires to do as they please.
In my reading and research, I have come to the realization that all successful people have accountability systems. Accountability does not mean giving up your rights but rather placing yourself in a position where others can speak into your life as well as challenge you to become better. Accountability requires a certain level of vulnerability and that’s why it feels uncomfortable for many people.
Last year my pastor challenged me about having accountability partners. It’s impossible to be vulnerable with everyone but we all need those two or three people with whom we can totally lay down our guards. These ought to be people that can hold us accountable, put us in check and support us through our life cycles. They ought to be people we trust and are comfortable with.
This year, one of my goals is to intentionally develop two accountable partner relationships with two people who can hold me in check without hesitation. Growth is not random so I am intentional about having systems that keep me on track and being accountable is inevitable. Accountability partners are a big ingredient for success in life and business.