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.
Rob McMurray, self described muser extraodinaire.