I function best with deadlines. Expectations from others are often great motivators. However it helps when the expectations are in line with my desires and ambitions. I guess what I treasure most is being held accountable for things I want to accomplish; not what others think I should accomplish. I know, that's a bit egocentric and maybe a little selfish. But then perhaps it is time. It is time to be accountable...to myself.
There's the rub. How do I hold myself accountable to myself when I know myself so well and can always find ways to make allowances or excuses. To be accountable, I guess others might need to be involved. Kind of like this blog. I think there are people out there reading this daily (or semi-daily or even occaisionally going on a binge catch up session) and so I think to myself, if I do not write this blog every day of the 28 days of my exploration of gratitude, then I will have failed.
That is accountability. That, then I why I grateful today (and every day) for the ever so personally defined manner of being held accountable. Amen.
11/18/2013 12:21:25 am
I FEEL ACCOUNTABLE TO READ ROB'S BLOGS SO AS NOT TO
11/18/2013 01:53:48 am
I enjoy all of your blogs!! You are an amazing young man & a true friend!!!! Love!!
11/18/2013 09:42:43 am
I would never encourage you to think you've "failed" when you don't write daily ... especially because you're trying to fill your readers needs to read your work. I truly hope you're writing because YOU need to do so. I have, however, noticed that you are more consistent with the blog when you impose a "project," a goal upon yourself. Aren't most of us?! !? Accountability in some form is necessary for most of us. Be grateful for the positive effects of that accountability. It helps us move forward. I love reading your thoughts, Rob! D.
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