That person has to be accountable for himself. I think that’s what we have to do in society today is to be accountable for yourself. I think we have the tendency to always want to live someone else’s life.
- Herschel Walker
My name is consistency. And I am related to success. And we should hang out more than every once in a while.
On #runchat last weekend a group of us got talking about being accountable, and I couldn’t help but continue to think about it as the week went on. It’s so easy to be accountable to other people in life, mainly because we feel we have to be.
I’m accountable to work. Yes, partially because I need to pay the bills but also because I want to do well. I show up early, I put in one hundred percent, and it shows, it pays off in the end.
I’m accountable to my family. I call them often, I connect with them. I love them, and I want to be there for them. If they needed me, I would run.
I’m accountable to my friends. I am consistent with my messages and emails and enjoy hanging out with them. I don’t cancel if I can help it.
I’m accountable to Manfriend. I clean the house more because of him. I try to live in a way that promotes harmony. I love being around him, but relationships are work — and I’m accountable to him and try to make that work.
Life is a game board. Time is your opponent. If you procrastinate, you will lose the game. You must make a move to be victorious.
- Napoleon Hill
When did we stop being accountable to ourselves? Judging from the chat I had with people on Sunday I’m not the only one feeling a little lost in terms of being accountable. Why can’t being accountable to ourselves be enough? Why isn’t it easier?
I made a commitment at the beginning of this year to myself to be the healthiest me I could be.
I was ready to embark on this journey of healthy living and half marathons. My friends, family and Manfriend all supported this journey — and to an extent so did my work (the one I work at now, not the other one I left).
I will be the first to admit I’ve fully fallen off the wagon. In fact, I’m sitting in the dust cloud with the tumbleweeds. I may not be having cookies for breakfast every morning but I have zero motivation to get out there and work out. My gym membership sits there unused (at least I know where it is), I haven’t been for a run in weeks, and my nutrition plan and recipe book I worked so hard to make sits there gathering dust.
But no more!
It’s time this all got figured out. For good.
Soon, I will be in school, three weeks from now, and if I don’t have the impetus to go work out now, then what will make me want to do it when I’m coming home from 8 hour days with insane schedules and group meetings. I need to start running after the wagon.
Commitment is that turning point in your life when you seize the moment and convert it into an opportunity to alter your destiny
It’s time to get committed, accountable and seize the opportunity. You with me?
Are you accountable to yourself? Have you fallen off the wagon (or is it dragging you)? Lets make a commitment to ourselves to really do our best these next three weeks!