6 weeks ago I joined an online accountability group. The premise was simple. A group of people virtually meeting up every day to help keep each other accountable to the goals we set for ourselves.
I set a goal of not skipping Tae Kwon Do for the 6 weeks. That would equate to 16 classes. I made it to 11. A couple were cancelled because of the weather, 1 I was legitimately sick and the others..... I just didn't have it in me to go those nights.
And that was okay.
Not making my goal to 100% helped me realize that no one is perfect and that there are times when you just have to let something go. That doesn't mean you've failed. You haven't ruined everything for ever. Let it go and move on.
I made it to more classes in these last 6 weeks then I did for the previous 3 months combined. I felt accountable - to myself for setting the goal and to the group who was there to encourage me and cheer me on.
I will continue to grow my accountability to myself as I strive towards my overall goal of better health.