What does it mean to accountable to people?

In this article, you will learn about accountability to people. 

Self Accountability is important but it is not sufficient. There's need to be accountable to other people. Accountability to people is a great tool for growth.

Accountability to other people does not mean that you do not believe in yourself. It only means that you care so much about your goals and you are ready to put everything in place to achieve them.

What does it mean to accountable to people?

Do you know that there is a drive that you have, to achieve a goal, if you know that there are some people that you have to report to, or that there are some people you are responsible for, and that are watching behind you?

Everyone needs to be accountable to people. Categories of people to be accountable to includes your parents, your family members, your friends, your pastors,  your colleagues, your mentors, your coaches and your teachers. As a married person, you should be accountable to your spouse and your children. 

Accountability partnership is also an important concept in being accountable to others.

What does it mean to accountable to people?

You are far more likely to fulfill your goals and obligations if you commit to sharing your plan and progress with a trusted partner.

Let me give a personal example here.

I had the goal of writing a particular book in 2018. I started it but I dropped it again along the line.

Throughout 2019, I did not get to do anything about it at all.

In 2020, a friend and I began an accountability relationship. Just by telling her about the book and making her aware of my progress, I eventually completed the book in May last year.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 says Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.

There are just some things that you cannot achieve without being accountable to someone.

What does it mean to accountable to people?

Get off a bad habit or break an addiction string, you need to be accountable.

Maintain sexual purity in your relationship, you have to be accountable.

Accountability to people helps you to build an habit of living deliberately.

Personally, if there's a goal I am finding hard to achieve, I begin to look into having an accountability partner or an accountability structure. 

Here's an article where you can read more about accountability.

My next post will be on accountability partners.


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