Accountability partner

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An accountability partner is a person who coaches another person in terms of helping the other person keep a commitment.[1][2] The term is a neologism and has gained relatively wide use since the 1990s.[3] The term is often used by Christians where the accountability partner helps a person adhere to a moral commitment, such as refraining from viewing a pornographic internet site.[4] It was originally used in connection with weight loss programs in the 1960s.

By 2016 a partner can help with multiple types of physical fitness, starting or improving a business, a business or personal project, or other purpose involving a goal.

Not having an accountable partner to help a person accomplish their goal is one reason 92% of people did not accomplish their New Year's resolution according to a University of Scranton study[5] by Dan Diamond in Forbes and an article by Dale Tyson.[6]

Often times Accountability Partners exchange commitments to help one another follow through.

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