Being an accountability partner

The thrill of playing a small part in someone else's success.

Last week, I managed to convince a friend to start writing online.

Writing wasn’t the hard part.

  • Adopting a new technology stack (Substack, Grammarly, Hemingway App) was.

  • Writing online was.

  • Editing to make it readable was.

  • Publishing articles in public was.

  • Being open to public criticism was.

  • Surrendering to a new discipline was.

  • Believing in somebody else was.

Luckily, I happen to be better at things he needed to work on.

I promised to help him through this process, and he accepted the challenge.

I became an accountability partner, by accident.


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However, he failed to publish an article yesterday.

But he bounced back with a really good one today.

It’s so well written, it prompted me to write to you about it at 0300 hours.

Disclaimer: My metric to measure the improvement is how he presents his ideas. He already has been one of the finest thinkers I know.

If you don’t want to find an accountability partner for yourself, can you become one?

Say hello to my good friend, Saket.