You’ve heard the saying, “What gets measured, gets managed”.
I confess I didn’t quite understand the impact of this statement until recently.
I set myself a goal of doing exercise at least 4 times each week.
Of course I never feel like doing exercise; it’s very easy for me to make something else more important. Consequently I wasn’t meeting my goal.
I decided to use the calendar on the wall and simply place a “tick” on the days I did exercise.
It soon became very obvious how many days I was wimping out.
Being able to see the ticks (or lack of) actually started to motivate me and soon it became a game between Ross and me, as to which one of us got to place the tick on the calendar.
Last month I met my goal and exercised 4 times every week, even 5 times on some weeks.
I was astounded at how simple this was.
I have now added a few more things to the calendar to remind me to do them.
How about you?
What do you need to measure?
What’s your system and if you need to, who can you ask to hold you accountable?