How are you progressing with your resolutions (and goals) for 2014? Are you on your plan? And, are you measuring against your plan – both the activities and the results?
These are simple yet very powerful questions.
A. If your resolution was to improve your health in 2014 did you set specific goals and measures including the healthy actions to be taken to accomplish those goals?
B. The same questions apply to us for our business, our relationships, our wealth, our personal happiness or other area(s) in our life we desire to improve.
With the first quarter of the year behind us NOW is a good time to look in our mirror and assess our progress to get real with ourselves before the year is in the rear view mirror.
Are YOU taking the steps you need to take to move the needle in the right direction?
There is so much wisdom in the cliché what gets measured gets managed, and vice versa. Progress doesn’t happen by hope alone. It happens by driving the measures.
I am a measurement fanatic. I measure most everything. However, I also know there are usually just a few vital stats that are superior to most of the others.
A. In our personal health the most vital of all stats are weight and BP (blood pressure).
Other important measures are pulse, BMI, glucose, cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides and more. However, it has been my experience these other measures are largely in line if weight and BP are in line.
B. Likewise, in business, our business health is largely determined by two vital stats.
Successful business people know all their stats (financial and operational) inside and out with particular attention on the two most vital stats in business. The two vitals for business are revenues and cash flow. If these two business stats are in line, most likely the other stats in the business are also in line and the business is healthy.
We could debate which measures may be leading or lagging or which are cause and effect. However, I know there is no debate how vital these few key stats are.
My wish is for everyone to have a happy, healthy and prosperous 2014.
Sincerely my wish is for all your goals and resolutions to come true. Keep your commitment to yourself by measuring and monitoring your progress versus your goals.
After all, the only person who can hold you accountable is yourself. I am cheering you on to do what you said you were going to do plus to celebrate your progress along the way!
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