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The Power of Accountability

I had an overwhelming feeling this morning when I got up and DIDN'T SNOOZE, and haven't all week. Yes, you got that right. I am ALMOST at seven days straight of not snoozing! This will be my longest streak in a long time, so when I get up tomorrow and DON'T SNOOZE, I will have done it for a week. I will have created my "green wall." Let me explain.

I am part of a HEALTHe group that has us set our "big one thing" for a 42-day cycle. We report our progress each morning with creating a "✅" under each day of the week, doing this for six weeks. The goal is to build a big green wall of check marks, which then become a big block of check marks at the end of the six week period. I have never been able to do this with snoozing. But, I am determined. Ironically, I gave up on making "no snoozing" my "big one thing," as I kept failing. So this 42-day cycle is walking 5,000 steps before breakfast, and I will have a nice green wall this week, but that is where I realized having accountability to people makes a difference.

I was discussing my snoozing issues with my Transformation Table group this past Sunday and expressed how my snoozing is really impacting me and how I am struggling. So, I once again made a commitment to the transformation group that I wouldn't snooze this week. Then, in my AMP group with Benjamin Hardy, I also made that commitment to my accountability partner this week. BECAUSE, I want something different FOR MYSELF, I want to build the green wall, and say to my Transformation Table AND my accountability partner that I haven't snoozed, I haven't snoozed this week, and I FEEL LIKE A DIFFERENT PERSON!

When I got up this morning, I stood there looking at my calendar seeing if I could "afford to" go back to bed and still squeeze in my morning routine of prayer and exercise, but then I realized I would break my green wall, which I am so close to getting, and I wouldn't be able to say to my accountability groups that I had lived up to my commitment. I decided, even though I got less sleep than I wanted, that I would stay up. I made the right decision. I feel so great with the feeling of "winning" this morning instead of starting my day with a failure.

Do you have an accountability partner, group or multiple groups or partners to help you live the life you want to live? We aren't meant to do this on our own!!! Seek the accountability that you need to build your own "green wall" and DON'T SNOOZE ON YOUR LIFE!

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