Accountability Partner – someone that is available online or in person who you can share your goals with can help you monitor your success and ultimately achieve your goals.
Once a month I meet with a group of dynamic women here in Columbia, South Carolina to do just that. We share our successes, areas for improvement, brainstorm with one another and offer genuine love and support on our respective journeys.
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Why Have an Accountability Partner?
It is human nature to strive to be more. Sometimes those goals are about appearance – We want to be taller, or we want to be thinner. Sometimes those goals are about achievement – We want to pass that exam, or we want to own a business. Not all aspirations are practical or achievable (I don’t think we’re going to grow any taller now we’re adults!) That doesn’t mean you can’t refine your dreams into long term goals that you could work toward.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Concordia University.
This is the time of year where many are reflecting on and assessing the goals they set to kick-start the year. We’re looking at what we did great, not so great and those “whew!” moments. For some this process is simple and for others not so much.
If you find yourself struggling with the “hows” and actionable steps to take to get where you know you’re supposed to be,
It is no secret that I believe in the importance of goals.
I speak about goals and action items on a regular basis here on Divas With A Purpose and in my day-to-day life.
Why are they so important to me? Why am I passionate about helping other women set and achieve them?
The right goals and plan of action will, among many other things:
- increase your productivity
- help you fulfill your personal purpose
- provide you with a sense of direction and fulfillment.
A wise Chinese sage once said,
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
Wise words? But what do they mean to someone who is trying to achieve their goals in life?
I am sure that you have some big goals in your life. Perhaps you’re working towards home ownership, being debt-free, building a savings or taking a family vacation.
I am also sure that you may well be looking at this goal and thinking “How the heck am I going to get that?”
And this is where our wise philosopher comes into play.
The importance of goal-setting is something I talk about a lot in my personal and professional life. It’s important to realize that there is a lot more to goal setting than just picking a goal and moving forward. While that is important, it’s also important to ensure that you are setting the right goals at the right time so that you can truly be successful. In order to ensure that you are setting the right goals for yourself,
If you want a chuckle and have not already done so, ask Siri what 0 divided by 0 is to hear her snarky response.
It’s actually one of those questions that makes mathaphobes (yep, made that up but you get my point) sweat and stammer. Honestly, the answer is indeterminable. But I love Siri’s Cookie Monster reference. Anything with sweets gets my attention and stays in my mind.
But let’s reflect on this question and relate it to the goals we set (or fail to set) for our personal and professional lives.