Have you ever noticed that people measure things that matter to them. It doesn’t matter whether we measure things in minutes, repetitions, days, inches, pounds, miles or years, you can be certain that if something is important to a person, they will measure it. It’s just that simple.
Now consider your health and fitness goals. Are you flagging in your resolve to regularly eat healthy and stay active? Then ask yourself, “How am I measuring my progress? What am I tracking or counting?” If you can’t answer those questions using phrases like: I will reach 26% body fat over the next 6 months; or I will eat soup and/or salad for dinner twice a week; or I will do pushups once a day until I can do 10 in a row; then you have most likely not given yourself something measured to work towards.
The trick is to realize that counting, measuring, and tracking is not about the result. It’s about the system, not the goal. Measure from a place of curiosity. Measure to discover, to find out, to understand. Measure from a place of self-awareness. Measure to get to know yourself better. Measure to see if you are showing up. Measure to see if you’re actually spending time on the things that matter to you. James Clear
The genre of your measuring isn’t important. What matters is that you have an idea of what you want to reach, something towards which you must count…something of which you must focus upon…something that no matter how you are feeling on any given day or moment, you know you will certainly work towards completing; remember, if you will just show up and do the work required by your measured plan…day after day, your intentional behavior accumulates in progress; and progress will not disappoint, because it is forward movement towards your measured milestone.
Your success requires only your intention. Be specific about what you want to accomplish. Count on your success…every day…show up and live and act like you mean it! Then don’t be surprised when you arrive at your desired outcome, but rather celebrate your arrival, because your journey of successful accomplishment has just begun…