In my last article I talked about accountability as an overated and I believe erroneous concept. In other words we put too much stock in the concept. It promises way more than it could possibly produce. In this article, I want to talk about how crucial support and truth tellers are in our lives. If you and I desire to move closer to REALfitness in any realm, whether physical, emotional or spiritual, we need journey mates. I need people in my life who are in the adventure with me, who are for me and not against me. I need a few close friends who can look me in the eye and tell me the truth. They tell me the truth when I have a blind spot. They tell me the truth about a danger they see in my path. They tell me the truth about my over inflated ego, or about being to harsh to someone.
I believe the real changes need to happen on my insides and you really can’t make me do that. But the support people and the truth tellers help anyone who is serious about making real life change. It keeps the responsibilty with me for my life course, but invites others who know me and care about me to give me their insights to help me on that journey. Their responsibility is to support and tell me the truth, mine is to internalize that truth and make it my own creating course adjustments. This view makes others critically important to my development but doesn’t assign power to them they don’t have.