Accountability – you can’t stay sober without it. But what makes good accountability good?
Peter Bregman, executive coach, and best-selling author, wrote an enlightening article, “The Right Way to Hold People Accountable.” He suggests five keys to effective accountability:
- Clear expectations
- Clear capability
- Clear measurement
- Clear feedback
- Clear consequences
You need to be accountable to someone else. And as you grow in your recovery, you will be the accountability partner to someone else.
Jesus spoke of accountability. He said, “Everyone will have to give an account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken” (Matthew 12:36).
The best accountability is that which you engage now. Don’t wait until the day of judgment to become accountable to someone.
Recovery Step: Review the five keys to effective accountability. Then put them into practice.