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5 Ways to Measure Daily Your Progress to Success

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5 Ways to Measure Daily Your Progress to Success
Lots of people talk about being successful, but how do they know if they are actually making progress? I was recently inspired with a conversation I had with Marc Brownstein, President and CEO of the Brownstein Group, regarding the importance of keeping daily measurements.

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Productivity

Productivity

Many ambitious people don't stay aware of how their time is spent.

Track the time you spend on work and personal tasks. For extra clarity, assign an hourly rate to your time based on the salary you would like to make. Calculate the cash value of hours spent on things that get you closer to your goals vs. the hours spent on distractions, personal business, or dead-end activities.

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Teachability

Teachability

Failures provide the greatest learning opportunities. Making mistakes may cost you, but far worse is to refuse to learn from them.

When a setback occurs, take time first to pinpoint what went wrong. Then set benchmarks for fixing it.

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Connectivity

Connectivity

Can you contact the people you most want to influence?

Growing your email list is crucial to building your following. Invest in an e-mail management tool and take full advantage of the features they offer. Make daily assessments. And if your numbers do not show ongoing growth and engagement, you are not connecting with the right crowd.

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Approachability

Approachability

Can your community reach you and interact directly with you? Collaborators and followers value the chance to engage and share information. Also, you have to know who they are.

Measure how strong is your presence in the communication channels that your colleagues and crowd prefer--e-mail, Twitter, Instagram, networking events, etc.

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Credibility

Credibility

Measure how often people respond to your conversation.

How often do they seek you out for opinions? How often do they continue your conversation when you disengage?

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Jim Collins

"If you have more than three priorities, you don’t have any."

Jim Collins

The Essential Things

Normally we are tied up in the unessential, the trivial, small demands that take up our time and energy.

We need to prioritize the essential, the important, the things that really matter in life, like family, relationships, meaningful work, and what we love to do.

Let Go

Let go of the things that are limiting you:

  • your excuses for not keeping your promises
  • your small thinking
  • your irrational fears
  • you being attached to outcomes rather than to the process
  • your complaining instead of problem-solving
  • your self-sabotage.

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Take a Shower

Anecdotal evidence links shower to creativity.

So maybe when the status quo response to some circumstance just isn’t working, try taking a shower.

Study Another Industry

Pick some media from different industries. You may find that other industries have problems similar to yours but maybe they were solved in a different way.

You may also find new linkages between your own industry and another, linkages that may lead to innovative partnerships in the future.

Learn About Other Religions

Religions are a way for us to understand our relationships with the supernatural and with each other. Learning how such relations are structured can teach you a lot about how people relate to each other and the world around them.

Seeing the reason in other religions can also help you develop mental flexibility.

Slow Down

You can't be in constant motion and be at your best. You need to know when to take your foot off the gas and just rest a little.

Ironically slowing down can also mean we get m...

Declutter

Too much physical and mental clutter is not good for us. 

Streamline and declutter regularly. If you don't need it or it doesn't serve a positive purpose, eject it.

Forget the Small Stuff

Pareto's 80/20 rule states that in any particular pursuit that we undertake, approximately 80 percent of the results may come from just 20 percent of our efforts.

If we identify and focus on the 20 percent that really matters we are more likely to live a simpler life more on our own terms.