Right now I’m going through a leadership program online for the entire year. We’re closing in on the halfway point and it can be difficult for me to stay on task on a weekly basis. Luckily, I have a group of people who are doing it as well that get together via zoom to monitor our progress, discuss ideas and themes and share our experience.

Having others to keep me accountable for my commitment is such a perk, even though I was quite reluctant from the beginning. I had no idea who these other people were, but over time, and after sharing some of our personal life experiences, we began to forge a bond which began to snowball. Knowing in the back of my mind there are others who are relying on my feedback and input keeps my head in the game.

This has got me thinking about utilizing accountability groups for other endeavors down the line in which I know would be difficult to venture out on my own. Daily and/or weekly reporting makes me feel like I’m not alone and gives me a way to connect with others while attaining a common goal. As corny as it may sound, I enjoy the comradery I feel when giving others encouragement to push on as they do the same for me.