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  • Writer's pictureNicole Provonchee

Want to Succeed? Try an Accountability Partner.

As we approach the end of this decade (what??), it is time for us to take stock of the past year and plan for the year ahead. A good question to ask now: What behavior can I start doing or stop doing to be even more successful in 2020?

Identifying exactly what you need to change can be a bit challenging (sit with it for a while... it will come to you), but the real challenge lies in making the change sustainable. 

That's where an accountability partner can make all the difference.

When we make our intention public by telling another human being - our accountability partner - we take habit change to a new level. And, when we then ask that person to check in with us weekly to see if we are actually holding to our new path, we set ourselves up for success.

A good accountability partner is someone that knows you, is willing to invest just a few moments a week in your growth - and does not judge if you miss your goal. Instead, they ask what you will change next week to be more successful. 

As you begin to think about how to prepare for 2020, I encourage you to ask yourself four questions: 

  1. If I want to 2020 to be better than 2019, what do I need to do differently (start doing/stop doing/do more of/do less of) in 2020?

  2. What would this change give me? (Be clear about the reward - that is critical to adopting the change over time.)

  3. Who can be my accountability partner to increase my odds of success? Who knows me and cares enough about my success to check in with me weekly (2 minute conversation) to ensure I am on track?

  4. When will I ask this person so that I can GET STARTED?

If you want to dive deeper into behavior change and how to make 2020 an even better year, reach out.


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