The leadership team at TBBC is reading a great book called Measure What Matters.
The title really grabbed me as I realize how often we measure or track the wrong things.
Does this scenario sound familiar to you?
You miss a workout or don’t make the best food choices and then beat yourself up for it.
If so, I have something much better for you to track.
Most of us are really good at noticing our problems or how many mistakes we make.
Why don’t you start counting the good things you’re doing? Did you turn down the cake at the office or do a workout even if it wasn’t the world’s best? Then give yourself a pat on the back for it.
Here’s my challenge to you. Don’t count how many times you mess up or don’t do the things you want to. Count the things you do that will move you closer to your goal. See how many you can rack up in one day.
Once you do it for one day, try to beat it the next day.
You see our minds can only focus on one thing at a time.
When we’re focused on our mistakes, challenges, and faults we don’t leave any room for celebrating our wins or focusing on solutions.
Of course there is a time to improve your weak areas but many people waste time and energy beating themselves up.
The reason I know this is because I do it myself.
I couldn’t tell you how much time I’ve lost dwelling on mistakes and failures. In order to become successful in any area we need to have the proper attitude toward failure. At some level, we need to look at it as an experience to learn from. The great thing about being human is we can change.
Just because you may have failed with a program before doesn’t mean you’ll fail this time. It just means you learned one way not to do it.
Success is always the accumulation of little victories over time. So count those because that’s what matters most.