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How to Choose an Accountability Partner

In this discussion, I’m going to share with you the steps to follow when choosing an accountability partner. For me, having an accountability partner keeps me from making excuses. I feel compelled to follow through with my commitment when I know that I have to tell someone about my progress each time we meet. For instance, De’Anne and I recently challenged ourselves to walk at least 30 minutes daily. We were accountable to each other and it helped me to feel more motivated to accomplish my goals. So, here are three simple steps to get you headed in the right direction to find your accountability partner today.

Step 1 – Choose your goal.

The reason why it’s best to determine the goal first is because it will help to know who is the best qualified person to help you achieve the goal. 

Step 2 – Determine how often you want to meet.

A major part of making accountability work is that you have to meet with your accountability partner often. I recommend that you meet at least weekly to stay motivated.

Step 3 – Contact accountability partner.

I would recommend that you choose at least two people who can be your accountability partner because there is a chance that the person you contact first may not have the time or even want to commit. So, when you have a backup, you can still continue with your plans.

For me, it was great to have someone encouraging me each day, even when I didn’t feel like it because I was either tired or had a busy day. I encourage you to make the first move today and ask someone to be your accountability partner to help keep you focused on achieving your goals. 

Also, be sure to comment below and let us know how it went and if you need any help.


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