Accountabilty

In the 40 years I have been on this planet, I have learned a thing or two about myself and one of the most definitive lessons I have learned is that I need to be held accountable and not by just me. (When I am the only one holding me accountable, I will swindle a deal, change my mind, make a bargain, change the terms of my agreement, and flat out lie to me). Deadlines get altered...habits go unbroken.. "one more time won't do any harm" gets believed. I am incredibly talented at presenting an argument to myself that will make me think it is in my best interests to go along with this new, better, *ahem* more convenient plan.

Since I know this about myself, I will, for things that are most important to me, make my plans public. Then it is not just me to whom I am accountable. Now there,  are others, who are not me -- and therefore not to be let down or lied to or involved and I better be able to follow through with what I said. (Yes, I am looking into why I think it is acceptable to let myself down and lie to me --but that likely requires more therapy than I currently have time for)

So I mentioned in my last blog two days ago that my sequel, Redeeming Trust, would be out in September 2015. I published that in the copy of Broken Trust for all my readers to see. I have also told everyone who has asked and a little over a week ago, at my boss's request, I told an entire room full of my coworkers that Redeeming Trust would be out in September 2015.

Accountability.

People have read Broken Trust and told me they can't wait to read Redeeming Trust  and they have September 2015 marked on their calendar.

Accountability.

I have my work cut out for me, but will I have Redeeming Trust out in September 2015? Bet your ass I will. Come hell or high water.

Accountability.

I know how to manipulate myself (and I am the only one I would ever manipulate -- which also will be a topic for my therapy sessions)

Accountability.