How do you measure your success?
Is your success measured by how people look at you?
Is your success measured by the amount of money in your bank account?
Is your success measured by the number of people you helped?
Is your success measured by the number of new ideas you brought to life?
Is your success measured by the projects that you deliver on time?
Is your success measured by the number of likes you get on Twitter?
Fine. We all measure our success in different ways. There are specific measures of success that I steer away from, but that doesn’t mean that I understand your motivation. Maybe if I understand your motivation, I would understand your actions. I still value you as a person; I might not value your measurements.
The Real Question
Have you measured your success today?
If your success is measured by the number of people you help, what is your number for this month? This year? If this number isn’t at the tip of your tongue, is that really your measure? Don’t be humble and say that you don’t want to count. That is just another way of saying that it isn’t important enough for you to track. If you don’t care about your kids, you ignore their report cards. If you don’t care about your finances, you never look at a bank statement. If you don’t care about what you call success, you never count anything associated with it.
What is the measure of your success? How do you count it? What is your current count? How are you going to make that count better in the next period?
Know what the measure of your success is. Measure your success. And use those numbers to get better.