In my mastermind group, we recently decided to pair ourselves up with a “hunting partner”. The purpose is to have someone help you achieve a specific goal for the next 6 months.
At first I was the most vocal against the idea, citing all sorts of reasons why we should rather find our own partners and make it someone we are most comfortable with. I’m glad that they didn’t take my protests into consideration because I’m all the better for it.
I’ve realised that we are too small to go it alone, whatever “it” is in your life. If a goal is meaningful enough, important enough to you, you cannot rely on yourself alone to achieve it. Find someone, a friend, someone you admire or look up to, this person will help you take stock of where you are, they will hold you to account. That the purpose of a hunting (accountability) partner.
Those that are truly successful engage the help of an accountability partner. An accountability partner takes on the role as a trusted confidant or a mentor whom you trust and who can provide you with the guidance and motivation to forge on ahead.
The experience has inspired me, it has stretched me. I found that having someone who challenges you is the best thing that you can do for yourself. My partner is someone who at first made me feel uncomfortable because we are so different. This was good because he broke the barriers I had, caused by my self-limiting beliefs.
The process of being accountable is about accepting responsibility for your actions and staying true to your commitments. Unaccountable people make excuses, put things off and never reach their goals.
So I challenge you, find someone who will hunt with you. The process creates a good ecosystem because you are encouraged by each other constantly and it’s really a win-win situation. Your accountability partner can be your cheerleader and your coach as they will guide you on the path to achieve your goals. They also act as a sounding board for new ideas and they help you discover your purpose or drivers along the way.
This is just another reason why one should NEVER EAT ALONE!