Whenever you are working on developing habits into your life, it’s easy to try to do it all on your own. Especially when you have tried to do it before and failed. You feel a sense of shame because of that failure, so you do it alone for two reasons:
- You don’t want others to see you fail again
- If you succeed, then you’ll be able to show off that you can do it
The problem with trying to establish new habits on your own is that it’s easier to fail.
Yes, there are some people who have a higher level of self-control and discipline, but we all come across weak points and temptations. Or maybe it’s not a matter of will power and just a matter of trying to remember to do something that you haven’t done before.
First of all, I want to state that we ought to rely on God to help us establish new and better habits into our lives. He’s the One that ultimately gives us the ability to accomplish what we do.
But it’s also wise and helpful to build accountability into our lives.
Let me share some ways that I’m building accountability into my life, and, hopefully, that will give you ideas of what you can do.
I’ve been sharing some things about my personal health, and I’ll use this as an example.
- Working with my doctor
- Ask people to check on your progress
- Tracking my progress
- Sharing my progress online