In this video I teach you about an aspect of producing results in life that is very rarely discussed in self-help/success materials.
Apply this idea liberally in your life and you’ll be able to achieve virtually anything you like. Bold claim? Sure.
Once you’ve watched the video, be sure to complete the exercise below it, as the exercise will bring this important concept out of the realm of theory and make it practically applicable in your life.
What You Measure You Get More Of
“Feedback is the breakfast of champions” – Kenneth Blanchard
How To Measure Your Way To Success
It’s useful to think of the entire process of achieving any goal as a system.
Most systems have an input and an output and a way of measuring the result (success or failure).
Lets pretend our goal is boiling a kettle to make a cup of tea. Your kettle is the system.
The input is one cup of cold water and the output is one cup of hot water.
The way we measure a successful result is seeing that the water in the kettle is boiling (success).
Now, use the following steps to help you figure out what to measure to achieve your goal.
Step #1 – Write down your goal
Step #2 – Know Your Measurements
What do you need to measure that will determine whether or not you have achieved your goal? e.g. the measurement for success in boiling a kettle is that the water is boiling.
Step #3 – Determine INPUT and OUTPUT
What is the INPUT and OUTPUT of your system and how do you measure them? e.g. with the kettle, the INPUT metric is the amount of water and is measured in cups. The OUTPUT metric is TEMPERATURE of the water and is measured in degrees centigrade.
Step #4 – Schedule The Action steps
Write down the action steps are you committing to take to measure the INPUT, OUTPUT, and RESULT of your goal on a regular basis? When are you going to take each action step. Schedule yoiur actions steps in your calendar.