What I’m going to suggest today may be a stretch for some of you. It may draw you out of your comfort zones. It may you give the feeling of standing in the middle of Times Square buck nekked.
Just like Neal Caffrey and Mozzie are partners who work together orchestrating jaw dropping heists, you need to find someone who would make just as amazing a partner for you. Neal’s strengths compliments Mozzie’s weaknesses and vice versa.
Oh, wait . . . . maybe crime partners isn’t the best analogy. ::snort::
I want you to find an accountability partner.
Now, stop the groaning. I promise accountability isn’t a dirty word. It’s for your good.
It needs to be someone you can be completely honest with. It needs to be someone who can talk you off the edge of the cliff when you’re tempted to jump into the cookie jar. Someone you can call and say, “DUDE! You know that cookie jar? I just ate everything last cookie inside it!” She’ll be there to give you encouragement and wisdom. She’ll be able to dust you off and get you re-motivated and moving forward again.
Someone who will remind you why you’re working so hard. Someone who will not let you quit. Someone who will celebrate each milestone with you like it was her own.
You want someone to hold you accountable for the goals you’ve set. You’ve set goals for a reason. You’re not messing around anymore. You’re going to get the job done this time no matter how hard it is.
Ideas for an accountability partner: Maybe your spouse (or not), a friend from church, a friend from the gym or maybe a blog friend (you could schedule a Skype date once a week).
Take some time to think through some possibilities. Don’t rush out right now and ask the first person who pops into your mind. You want to make sure whoever you ask will be a good fit for you and that you’ll be a good fit for her.
P. S. Jen from Living a Listful(l) Life offered up a great suggestion. If you’re on My Fitness Pal, share your username in the comment section, get connected with some new people and then you will have some more built in accountability.
P. P. S. If you aren’t familiar with White Collar, then perhaps you should remedy that.