Measure and Track Your Progress
Whatever your goal maybe – getting out of debt, losing weight, starting a small business, writing a novel – you’ll get there faster by tracking and measuring how you’re doing. I’ve read this and have in fact applied tracking and measuring when I was writing Greatness is in the Comeback. I would have never completed the book in 3 months if I didn’t track and measure my progress.
But you know sometimes you get a little lazy. Really, paying attention to the progress you’re making (or not making…) helps you in a number of ways.
- It becomes more fun to work towards a difficult goal if you have some sort of method of comparing your progress to the progress of others, or comparing your current state with your state in the past. You can see the improvement clearly – it feels enormous. It’s a giant rush.
- Measuring, in particular, helps you to make quick corrections if you end up backsliding. I’ve found this useful for financial goals: checking your bank balance frequently means it’s easy to cut your spending a bit – and it allows you to take fast action in the case of an unexpected problem.
Ways of Tracking and Measuring Your Progress
I used various tools and methods for…