We already covered the foundation of this in our blog “What Is an Accountability Partner?”, but now we’d like to go a little deeper and talk about three things that make a great accountability partner.
They understand. A great accountability partner knows exactly where you’ve been and where you want to go, oftentimes because they’ve been in the same place as you. They have empathy for your situation; they understand your struggles and challenges, and they know what it takes to overcome them. These are people who believe in you and in whom you can believe.
They’re consistent and reliable. You don’t need someone flaking out on you; you need someone you can count on. A great accountability partner is just that. The thing about accountability is that it thrives on stability and the rock solid foundation of consistency and reliability. You need to know that your accountability partner will be there when you need them, every time. (Tweet This!)
They love you enough to call you out. Let’s face it: as much as you want never to make a poor online choice again, the odds of you batting a thousand from here on out are extraordinarily slim. We at X3watch have been around too long and seen too much to pretend otherwise. That’s why we also know that an accountability partner who isn’t afraid to hold your feet to the fire is far more valuable than someone who is too embarrassed or afraid to call you out when you head places you’d rather not. That’s true love.
Got someone in mind? Send them to this page and let them know what they’re in for and what you’re expecting of them. If they’re still on board with being your accountability partner, then you know they’re going to be a great one! Now you just need to build a great partnership with one another. Wondering how to do that? Fortunately, we’ve got you covered.