What should we measure versus what we actually measure?
The challenge is that we can hide behind things that don’t matter nearly enough – certainly not as much as some other harder to measure and more difficult to improve metrics.
“See, my numbers have improved.”
Often what is convenient and measurable has the least impact.
Measuring my annual income doesn’t actually measure my happiness.
Measuring my body weight doesn’t measure my strength, cardio-vascular endurance, flexibility, or core.
Measuring my sense of peace and contentment, from a deep sense of contribution and balance, is challenging to quantify, but easy to feel a sense of accomplishment. Or not.
On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.
This website is about our mental attitude. To easily and safely leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s physical health website, click here.
Are we hell bent on eliminating as many blind spots as possible, or do we believe that we have few left that even matter?
A few months ago a family member commented that he was tired of seeing my chest on the running selfies. This was intentional and driven by feedback that i took a lot of selfies, so i was modifying them to get less face and more sweat (to illustrate the effort, commitment).
And the original point of selfies, like many others are motivated to do, was intended to be the “i was here” shot.
A few days ago, while cycling to the gym, the above selfie idea appeared out of the blue.
This website is about our mental attitude. To leave this site to read today’s post on my physical health website, click here.