The Friday Reflex: Accountability

On Fridays, I like to post quick-hitting thoughts about the major topic that's been on my mind this past week. I call it The Friday Reflex. This week's topic: accountability.

You are accountable to no one but yourself.

You don't need someone to hold you accountable. You are responsible for your own performance. You are responsible for the results you get - in fitness, at your job, in life. No one gets the reward - or the blame - for your performance but yourself.

Your accountability must come from within yourself when you say, "I will do this, I will stick with it, and I will do it well."

In fitness, don't look to a friend, a coach or a personal trainer for accountability. That's saying that someone else is responsible for the results you do or do not achieve.

Don't confuse accountability with help, guidance, or support. Those things can be offered easily by a friend or trainer without shouldering the responsibility of making sure you meet your own goals.

You are accountable to yourself and no one else.

Hold yourself accountable for your own results.