When Jason and I woke up this morning, the temperatures were in the teens, the snow was coming down fast and furiously and it was not the kind of Sunday that makes you want to put on your running shoes and head out for a run. It was more of a stay in your pj’s and enjoy the warmth of a fire kind of day! And while I spent the second half of my day doing just that with the kids, being accountable to one another is definitely the reason he went outside to run and I braved the roads and went to the gym.
Jason is my accountability partner and since we set our running goal at the first of the year we’ve been charting when and who runs on each day of the week and it’s definitely working. Seeing it on paper is helping and knowing that he knows if I’m on track or not is my motivation if I haven’t put in my time. And while we haven’t run together one time since we set the goal, we have both been able to run 3x a week and both had a successful 4 mile run today. :) We are definitely keeping each other motivated and moving forward.
What about you, do you have someone who keeps you on track with your goals? Have you set your goals? Don’t worry, it’s not too late! When I work with my clients, I become their accountability partner. I help them to not only define their goals but more importantly stay on track and achieve their goals. We celebrate successes and work through barriers to ensure they keep moving forward. So if you don’t have an accountability partner today, I encourage you to ask a friend, a spouse, a coach or mentor to help keep you on track.
Accountability whether it be to someone or something is definitely a key to success! Let me know how I can support you in 2011! Angela