Tuesday, March 10, 2009

accountability

Yesterday I talked about how well accountability works and how sometimes it's fun to see yourself grow. Today I'd like to share how it's not always so much fun.

Maybe you've experienced a time when you're trying really hard at something, and that 'something' is unnatural and uncomfortable and difficult, and maybe a little scary, but you're trying. Then after some time, you've been trying really hard to stay positive and continue pursuing your goal, and you start to get some results, and you feel like "Yeah, I'm really getting the hang of this. I can adversity and persevere!"

If you're with me, then great... Because that's where I was this afternoon. Then someone I'm accountable to came along and said, "You know, you've still got a lot of work to do." And that work is going to be hard and it's going to mean more suffering and more vulnerability, but you've got to do it if you want to get better results.

I read a blog entry a little while back that I think applies to today's experience for me. "Bad news will get you chewed out, but no news will get you fired." I felt like chewing somebody out for sure, but in the end, it's bad news like that which helps me grow... No news will ever help me.

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