How to Find the Perfect Accountability Partner and Why You Need One
Lately, we have spent a lot of time chatting about our goals, dreams, and plans. Having an accountability partner is a great way to stay on track with your goals and push yourself to commit to doing what you say you are.
An accountability partner is someone you team up with to help motivate you and keep you on track.
They can be a friend, an acquaintance, a business partner, or someone you connect with on social media, etc.
Many people have an accountability partner to reach their fitness goals, but this can be used in any area of your life.
So, how do you know if someone will make a great accountability partner?
You need to find someone with the right qualities beforehand. It is not helpful to pick someone you are uncomfortable sharing your goals with or someone unreliable.
Your partner should have these qualities:
You admire their hustle
They celebrate with you
They are productive
They inspire and motivate you
They have integrity
You trust them
They are capable of giving you, tough love
You want someone who will give you a healthy amount of feedback and that extra push when needed, take the time to figure out what works and what does not, and lastly, someone who will celebrate your wins with you.
On the other hand, you also need to embody these qualities. So you can be the best accountability partner for them. This is a team effort. Each person has to be on the same page, ready to give healthy feedback and receive feedback.
You should feel comfortable confiding in each other when you experience a setback and celebrate each other when you experience a win.
How to Get Started with an Accountability Partner:
1. Make a List
Each of you should start off by making a list of what you want to achieve. Share these lists with each other and discuss how you will complete each goal.
2. Weekly Check-In
Set a time for a weekly check-in that works for both of you. This can be over text, call, video chat, or in person. Go over your progress, discuss what might be holding you back, what the other person can do to help push you, etc.
3. Monthly Review
At the end of the month, come back together with your lists. This is a time for reflection and celebration. Celebrate your achievements and discuss what you can do better next time.
Once you find your partner, you can set up a system and build a relationship that works for both of you. This is just a jumping-off point to get you started.
I’ve seen massive progress toward my goals since I’ve started with an accountability partner. Plus, I love knowing that I am helping someone else achieve their goals and dreams too!
If you are having trouble finding a partner, head over to my Achieve Your Dreams Facebook group. Where other like-minded people might be looking for someone to team up with!