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One Negative Habit That is Keeping You Stuck

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There is one consistent negative habit of people who remain stuck at their current level of performance.

There is one common trait of people who never break through to the next level.

It’s that they don’t measure their progress.

They don’t track their performance.

This one error in judgement can singlehandedly account for the failure of many people to grow because they never know where they stand.

And because they never know where they stand they can’t make the necessary adjustments along the way as needed to their strategy to produce actual results.

If you’re going to create a transformation in your life you have to measure your progress.

If you want to lose weight don’t be afraid of the scale or of counting your calories.

If you want to grow sales don’t be afraid of tracking your daily activity or of reviewing your sales pipeline.

If you want to get out of debt don’t be afraid of looking at your bank statement or financial records.

You have to know where you stand.

Sure it might be painful at first but you can’t manage what you don’t measure.

Successful people measure. They know their ratios. They know where they are compared to their goals and they adjust accordingly.

In fact if you want to get in better shape, the daily habit of getting on a scale will in and of itself can be the first step of moving you in the right direction.

If you want to increase your sales, the daily habit of recording your activity will in and of itself can be the first step of moving you in the right direction.

If you want to become debt free, the weekly habit of balancing your checkbook will in and of itself can be the first step of moving you in the right direction.

If you aren’t measuring something, then you’re simply “hoping” it will workout.

Hope is a good thing.

Hope is a necessary thing.

But hope isn’t a strategy.

Measurement is a strategy.

Management is a strategy.

Interpreting and adjusting is a strategy.

So whatever it is that you’re doing…

Whatever it is that you’re pursuing…

Whatever it is that you’re transforming…

Don’t be afraid to measure.

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