Setting goals is easy. Accomplishing them is hard. When I first decided that I wanted to become a college speaker, I knew that it was going to be ridiculously hard to leave a cushy paycheck, start my own business and do the things I had to do to become successful. So, I found someone to hold my feet to the fire.
I developed an accountability partnership with a friend of mine who was also starting a business. Each week, we would share with eachother what we were doing and held the other accountable to following through. It was excellent because it got me to do those things that I didn’t want to do, but knew I had to do.
If you’ve written out goals for what you want to do this year, don’t stop there. Find someone else that you think will be a good accountability partner and help eachother become successful.
Plan to speak or meet consistently (between once per week to once per month) and be sure to call eachother out for not following through on commitments. This is without a doubt, one of the most important tools you can use to reach your goals. I know that I would not be a college speaker today if it weren’t for my accountability partner.
Do you have someone in mind for an accountability partnership?
Written by Marc Wayshak, college speaker and university speaker out of Boston, Massachusetts.