It’s something I was taught from a young age. And if you have a goal, it can be a true test of your commitment. Sports is a great example of players holding one another accountable.
But what if you don’t have anyone to hold you accountable? Then it comes down to self discipline. Training for this boxing match has been a great eye opener for me about accountability. I’m starting to wonder if I’m working hard enough, or pushing my body beyond its limits? My gut says ‘probably not.’ And I’m not happy with that.
I know I’m not a professional athlete, and I hold down a full-time job, and I’m in my 40’s trying something if I was serious about, I would have started 25 years ago. But I’m a perfectionist. Always have been. And sometimes I need to have someone remind me to step back, and pat myself on the back for even attempting something that most people will never try.
I’m working with some great people to help me get ready for this fight. A two time world boxing coach, and a physical therapist and trainer who knows his stuff. But at the end of the day, when they’re not around, it’s just me. And without someone shouting encouragement or yelling at me to push myself harder, I have to rely and one person: me. I have to make sure I’m doing my part to train for this fight.
I have to hold myself accountable.