Let’s talk about measuring success. Like many, I’ve often caught myself measuring my success based on how far I still have to go to reach my goals. It’s easy to do, right? We set these big goals, and until we reach them, it can feel like we’re not truly successful. But I’ve realized there’s a more empowering way to look at it: measuring success by our actions, not just the distance to our goals.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not great at celebrating my successes. I’m so focused on the end game, the big goals, that I often overlook the small victories, the steps I’ve taken, and the progress I’ve made. But it’s those actions – the daily, consistent efforts – that are the real markers of success.
The reality is we can’t always control the outcome of our efforts, but we can control the actions we take. This shift in perspective has been a game-changer for me. It’s about recognizing the power in the choices we make every day and the steps we take toward our goals.
That’s why I recommend my clients use a freedom tracker to track their activity. This tool isn’t just about keeping a to-do list; it’s about tracking the activities that directly contribute to achieving their goals. It’s a way to ensure that every day, they’re taking actions that matter, actions that move the needle.
You see, it’s not enough to just fill our schedules with busy work. We all know that feeling of being ‘busy’ but not necessarily productive. The real key to success is focusing on actions that lead to tangible outcomes – making calls, sending emails, engaging on social media, creating consistent content, and conducting sales calls. These are the types of activities that lead to real, meaningful conversations and opportunities.
It’s easy to avoid doing the things that matter most, to hide behind less impactful tasks because they feel safer or easier. But to truly succeed, we need to face those challenging, needle-moving activities head-on. We need to fill our days with actions that bring us closer to our goals, not just tasks that make us feel busy.