from the Desk of Brian Bickett, CFP®
More measuring or simply being present…
I was instantly turned off when I read the title of this week’s notable article on measuring. It was recommended by a very trusted source so I felt obligated to read the article to verify my preconceived notions. Then I had to go back and re-read it to fully appreciate the message.
The last half of the article turns the page from measuring for the purpose of increasing results to measuring as a tool to maintain awareness of what is important to you in your life. Of course, this requires defining what is truly important to you as well as the actions that support your values. The last two sentences are significantly more impact-full from this context:
“The things we measure are the things we improve. What are you measuring in your life?”
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An article that I first dismissed as yet another covering the old-MBA mantra “Only that which can be measured can be improved” turned out to be focused on methods to support the reader in living a life that is in alignment with your values.
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