Procrastination and laziness are one of the greatest enemies of humanity. Not only do they hinder progress, but they result in waves of negative emotions.

To deal with these two problems, people have come up with many different strategies. Some choose to break tasks down and some take substances.

What if I told you there was an easier way to do this? What if you got all the push to finish up your tasks?

Curious about this method? Well, read on and find out.

What is Community-driven learning?

Community-driven learning is a program that uses accountability partners to work. The idea is for you to be accountable to someone other than yourself.

Think of it as peer pressure but for learning.

Your motivation should come from your accountability partner. Their job is to make sure that you meet all your deadlines. Think of them as someone you have to report to.

I am sure I can guess what’s on your mind; “Does it work?”

Well, studies prove that it does. Chances of meeting your goals go up by 65% if you publicly announce your goal. This chance goes up to 95% if it’s announced to a specific person.

So if it does work, what should you look for in a community-driven learning program?

Attributes of a good community-driven learning program.

A good community-driven learning program has three attributes you must look for.

  • Members should not be judgmental.
  • Members should not embarrass you when you relapse
  • You should be at peace when you are there.

Finding one that matches this list will be the one you need.

How does community-driven learning work

For the program to work, you have to do some things. Here’s a list of things you need to do.

  • Know what you need: For accountability to work, you must have a goal in mind. If you have no desired result, then there’s no point.
  • Prioritize: the program has to be a priority. You aren’t the only involved after all. Try your best not to let others down.
  • Track your progress: the entire point is to make progress, so track it. You can use a worksheet or a logbook for this.
  • Put your goal-oriented activities first; everything else should come second. Some situations exist where this won’t be possible, but your goal should come first.
  • Choose the right group: the right group has the same goal as you. Even if it doesn’t, your goal should interest group members.

Why is this so important?

It would be hard to hold you accountable otherwise.

The right community-driven learning program is all you need to get busy. So make sure you pick the right one and commit to it.

References

https://www.inc.com/marissa-levin/5-ways-to-make-your-accountability-partnership-work-2-ways-to-ruin-it.html

https://medium.com/@benjaminhardy/accountability-partners-are-great-but-success-partners-will-change-your-life-8850ac0efa04

https://medium.com/@MaryLouWrites/accountability-partners-what-are-they-and-how-do-i-get-some-c5ebd1a828ef

https://www.goalcast.com/2019/05/03/what-is-an-accountability-partner-how-to-choose-yours/
https://www.covenanteyes.com/2013/03/08/accountability-partner-script/

 

Babatola Akinpelu

Guest Writer, The Xpress Train