Knowing that the choices you make impact your quality of life, one choice that can promote better results is having an accountability partner. Your accountability partner can be a friend, family member or even co-worker. Regardless of who it is, the important thing is that they help you keep your commitment to the decision you made to raise your quality of life.
A study by the University of Scranton found that 92% of people did not accomplish their New Year’s resolution when they did not have an accountability partner.* That statistic alone can help encourage you to find someone you can share your lifestyle with!
What does being an accountability partner entail?
Accountability can be defined as the fact or condition of being accountable with responsibility. Being accountable is justifying your actions or decisions with someone.
Are your ready to explain to someone why you are choosing actions to lead you towards a higher quality of life?
There are two motives to make an adjustment in the choices you make towards raising your quality of life:
- Avoid pain.
- Gain pleasure.
You’re either running away from something painful or running towards something positive.
Due to the known fact that your health and wellbeing is more than how you feel, as defined by World Health Organization: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity,” we recommend that you consider motive number 2 for the choices you make towards raising your quality of life.
Choosing to gain more wellbeing is like investing your money during the ups and downs of the market: you’re choosing to see the value over time.
Now that you have your motive nailed down, it’s time to lead your friends and or family into this lifestyle with you. Here are 3 reasons why you should find friends and family to join you in your wellbeing journey:
- Having an accountability partner improves your chances of succeeding with your goals.
- You can choose to accomplish your goals due to avoiding pain or gaining pleasure.
- Adjusting your lifestyle for gaining more is an investment strategy for your wellbeing.