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Queen of Your Own Life

Accountable | The Battle for You

by Cindy Ratzlaff

Those two words, “Thank you,” are so powerful.  Today, I’m thanking myself because I kept my promise to myself, my coach and all of you.  I’ve walked for 30 minutes every single day this week and although some days I really didn’t feel like doing it, I’d made a promise and given my word.  You held me accountable and I’m grateful.  Thank you.

On our journey together this year to embraced the concept of “Queen of Your Own Life,” we’ve:

  • made lists of things we’d like to banish from our lives
  • made lists of things we’d like to keep that still serve us,
  • earned to set boundaries
  • talked about the power of positive language

These and the other tools we’ve talked about in Queen of Your Own Life are just that, tools.  In order to truly make a change in our lives, we need to hold ourselves accountable.

This is where our LIW (Ladies in Waiting), those friends we trust most in our lives, come in.

When we were young girls, we ran, skipped, jumped, played, laughed and shared secrets with our dearest friends.  We shared our hopes and dreams.  We still long for that support. We deserve that kind of friend.

If there is something you’re doing now that is holding you back from fully enjoying your life, tell your friend. Whether your eating too much, suffering from depression and isolating, drinking more than you should, over shopping or stuck and not taking steps toward a lifelong goal, accountability is a wonderful tool to help you make change.

This can be tricky though.  Don’t ask your friend to “do it for you,” or “make you do it.”  That’s your job.  Ask her to listen to you and not judge you.  Ask her to simply hold your well being in her heart.  Tell her you’re not looking for advice, only support.  Then, and this is the important part, make a promise to her.  Tell her the one small step you’re going to take this week and promise her that you’ll do it.

At the end of the week, vow to report in and give your progress report.  Throughout the week, keep your accountability in mind.  It really will help.

If, for whatever reason, you don’t have such a friend in your life right now, feel free to use us, right here on this blog.  Tell us what you’re going to do this week to move closer to your happiness.  We’d like to be your accountability partners.

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