6 – The Best Accountability Partner in the World
This week in the Master Key Experience, we were introduced to the Best Accountability Partner in the World. OOOooooh weeee, I thought! If she’s really the best accountability partner in the world, then I’ll really make some progress.
Here’s a little about her (the Master Key Honchos really know how to make a good match!):
She loves music, art, being creative, and being an inspiration. She has skills and talents that no one else has. She’s unique as can be and a gift to the world. She’s fought through tough battles – others’ opinions of her, others’ ideas of what she should do with her life, negative self-talk, and downward spirals. She’s seen good days, bad days, and very dark days. And she’s learned how to take care of herself – nurturing her body, mind, and spirit with yoga, exercise, and mind-expanding reads. She surrounds herself with friends and people who uplift her without propping up or enabling bad habits. She’s found the strength to follow her heart’s whisperings and regain alignment with her truth. And she’s uber successful!
She sounds pretty awesome, right?
So, who is the best accountability partner in the world?
Drum Roll Please (click play for the full effect)
See, we were introduced to an accountability partner who we can never run away from, someone who will always know the truth.
Every night, I read this poem, by Dale Wimbrow.
The Gal in the Glass
When you get what you want in your struggle for pelf*,
And the world makes you Queen for a day,
Then go to the mirror and look at yourself,
And see what that gal has to say.
For it isn’t your Father, or Mother, or Partner for Life,
Who judgement upon you must pass.
The lady whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the gal staring back from the glass.
She’s the one to please, never mind all the rest,
For she’s with you clear up to the end,
And you’ve passed your most dangerous, difficult test
If the gal in the glass is your friend.
You may be like Jack Horner and “chisel” a plum,
And think you’re a wonderful gal,
But the woman in the glass says you’re only a bum
If you can’t look her straight in the eye.
You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years,
And get pats on the back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
If you’ve cheated the gal in the glass.
*Pelf means money, especially when gained in a dishonest or dishonorable way.
Today, take a look at your best accountability partner; you’ll see them the next time you look in the mirror. Heck, even read the poem each night before you go to bed. I like to add, “I Love You, Lisa Domingo,” to the end of the poem. =)
Oh, and guys, there’s also a Guy in the Glass version – you have an equal opportunity to meet your best accountability partner too!
I wanted to include a short video from Lady Gaga from her recent appearance and talk at Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence at the Emotion Revolution Summit on October 24, 2015. I resonated with this highlight because I, too, have been questioning things (my choices and actions) and have started taking a stand for what is right for me. The part that particularly caught my ear was when she described looking in the mirror. Enjoy!
Cheers! To Our Parents’ Children!