Do you have an accountability partner? Do you need one as a young adult? Who is an accountability Partner?
These questions, even though rhetorical, are meant to mirror the needs of every purpose-driven person to have an accountability partner.
There are a lot of reasons why this is required in life. I would like to use the realm of a romantic relationship as an example to push the case for the need of an accountability in this post. Being in love can be as intoxicating as being drunk. Jason Illian said is his book Undressed, that:
falling in love is like drinking 5 martinis on an empty stomach.
When in love, we often do things ordinarily we wouldn’t do; we go above and beyond and when it ends, we beat ourselves trying to understand why we acted the way we did while dating. Just like being high, love can make you do crazy things which you may eventually regret; that is why we need a sane guide called an “accountability partner”.
Batman had Robin, Scooby-Doo had Shaggy, Lone Ranger had Tonto, Olivia Pope has Cyrus and even David had Jonathan. An accountability partner will make you see things for what they truly are and not what your emotions tell you. That one person who holds you accountable for your actions and inactions is required.
When it comes to love, it doesn’t matter how much knowledge or experience you have gathered, you still need that one guide for support, who see things differently and shares facts about every situation with you.
Don’t be foolish to undermine the power of love; when Jonathan was out of David’s life, what happened? David slept with Bathsheba. Your accountability partner should be available to you at any moment. He or she must be a person of integrity who is above reproach; not your family member and not necessarily your friend. Your accountability partner should be a person with whom you can be vulnerable; this person must be ready to manage sensitive issues between you two. Preferably, you will need to pick a person of the same gender as your accountability partner. Ladies, pick a lady while the guys stay with a male.
Most successful people in the world have someone who holds them to their words and set goals. If you don’t have an accountability partner in your life, it is not late to have one today.