If you have an accountability partner, you’re 65% more likely to compete a task and you’ll increase your chance of success by up to 95%, according to a study done by The American Society of Training and Development (ASTD).
I’ve found this to be true. After I moved to my new home, I started walking outdoors for exercise and since I didn’t know anyone here yet, I just explored the neighborhood – not going too far from my home base, and making sure I had my phone with me in case one of the twisty roads or trails in our development got me turned around.
I got to meet a few folks in the neighborhood, but I really bonded with one in particular! It’s Joan – and we hit it off from day one! She asked to walk with me – and through that simple outreach, we became fast friends! Bonus points for my husband and her husband getting along as well. We all have a lot of the same interests, and most importantly, love to get together for a chat and a cocktail occasionally.
Well, our daily walk became a routine, and we quickly became accountable to each other. Every morning after I finish my daily company call, I text her and say “walking today”? We share our plans and head outdoor at the same time and take our walk. We have explored our area much more thoroughly once we had a buddy with us. She knows the area and has shown me so many fun parks to hike through. We head out and set our GPS and track our walks. In good weather, we walk 2-3 miles, and even when the snows came, our goal was 2.0. Once the Minnesota weather got fierce, we resigned ourselves to the fact that perhaps we needed to find a place to walk indoors – and we did – and it still offers us the chance to spend an hour together, chatting and discussing life.
We are totally accountable to each other! A day doesn’t go by where we don’t connect and share our plans for the day. On the days when it’s cold and blustery, the only reason I bundle up and get my boots on is because I know Joan is waiting. It’s the greatest system – and it works!!
I have some important health goals that I am working towards. I want to continue releasing this stupid Covid weight that I gathered in 2020, and am committed to the other good habits I am trying to establish. So I want some accountability partners! Who wants to go down this path with me? Hit me up! Tell me what you are trying to accomplish and we will see if it is a fit!
I’m focused on health, longevity, and wealth – and I am positioned to help others as well. Let’s talk. If there was one thing you could change about yourself, what would it be?
I can’t wait to be accountable to you!
I love, love, love helping people discover what makes them truly happy, and cheer them on to achieve that. Setting goals and helping them reach them really warms my heart! Everyone has a story and it’s time to embrace who you are and go for the gusto!