There are two sides to accountability, the light side, and the heavy side.
When you're being held accountable by others, it's dense, uncomfortable, threatening, humiliating, and shame-inducing.
However, when you're practicing self-accountability, it's liberating, encouraging, empowering, uplifting, and honor-infused.
When you're on the receiving end of accountability, it's unlikely you'll learn anything from it, and will continue repeating protective ways of being.
However, when you're on the giving end of self-accountability, it's all learning, it's all growth, it's all evolutionary, and it's all perceived as opportunistic.
I'm not sure how self-improvement initiatives became reliant upon being held accountable by others, but I do know it's not serving either party.
"The moment you take responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you can change anything in your life." Hal Elrod