The Accountability Factor

One of the biggest obstacles standing in the way of individual progress, I believe is the lack of accountability. We as humans have no problem holding others accountable for their actions or lack thereof. Believing they may owe us something before we believe we owe ourselves that if not more.

There will be those days you don’t feel like doing something or another but you know you must, so you do. But for some reason when it comes to our dreams and/or well being we somehow can’t see that. It takes hitting rock bottom or that last straw. It’s not until your sick and tired of being sick and tired. We wait for specific variables to invoke change. The man who changes his behavior toward women after the birth of his daughter displays this. He is aware of their plight but is not touched or affected by it. He can’t relate until he is thrust into the place he needs to be for understanding.

You might want to consider an accountability partner or group. Someone who can keep you accountable to your words and actions. I’ve seen others use their social media to hold them accountable. They will make a declaration on youtube or facebook to lose a certain amount of weight while bringing you along for the journey.   

If you take anything from this post I hope that it is that you will try to be more accountable in your day to day. Is that you understand that you may need someone else to hold you accountable until you get to that place where it’s just habit.

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