“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17
I don’t know about you, but I’m better when I’m working with someone. It’s easier to stick to a nutrition plan when your spouse creates meals with you. When I know someone is waiting for me for a run or do a quick workout, shutting off the alarm becomes doable. I think we could all agree that we should eat fruits and vegetables and try to exercise daily. But when someone has our back, encourages us or keeps us in check, stuff gets done! I hate admitting to my accountability partners when I’ve messed up, but I also know it keeps me honest and on track in reaching my goals. I am more confident when I have a band of people holding me to those goals. Consider some of the people in your circle of friends or acquaintances (sometimes it’s better to have more of an outsider). Can you challenge one another to a daily fitness move or workout this month? Could you share one of your goals with someone and check in with them daily or weekly? Pick friends or mentors who will support you no matter what, but be prepared for their honesty. Don’t choose an accountability person or group who politely agree with everything you say and do. They may be great friends, but they may not be pushing you to be better. Remember, we don’t always want accountability, but that means we usually need it!