Give It 30
Today, we want to talk to you about the power of tracking. Getting into the habit of tracking will get you from where you are to where you want to be. You just need to be consistent with it.
Here’s a 30 day exercise to show you how tracking is a very powerful tool.
First, you will need a small notebook or a smartphone notes app. And let's say your goal is to transform your physique, as an example. Use your notebook or app and write down whatever goes into your mouth. Everything from water, the sample you had at costco, the bag of popcorn you had the movies, that extra glass of wine, even that extra cup of coffee you had at lunch. It all gets tracked.
Same goes with exercise. Every rep and every set you do. The amount you are lifting. How much rest you are taking between movements. Write down that spin class, yoga class, Zumba class you went to after work. Even the early morning Crossfit class you did or the evening walk you went on with your significant other. Track it and write it down.
Yes, this might sound tedious but trust us and give it a try. We want you to start right now and commit to doing this for the next 30 days. Over this time, something will begin to happen. It's called mindfulness. You will start to pay attention in greater detail of what you actually doing or not doing and whether or not it is moving you closer or further away from your goals.
Tracking is just one way of self monitoring your own behaviours and efforts. It's a way to hold yourself accountable and increase your motivation. Remember though, you have to stick to your commitment of doing this for the next 30 days.
If you look at the behaviours of successful people, one thing that you will notice they all have in common is that they track EVERYTHING!!!! Their workouts, money, productivity levels,performance, time, etc. Tracking gives you more control of what you want to improve on and change. It removes the guesswork and frustration to why you are where you are and not where you want to be.
So, if you aren't achieving your goals, this could be your missing piece to the puzzle.
Check out Darren Hardy's Book "The Compound Effect". You will see that he speaks about this key skill and the power of tracking and the value it holds.
Let us know if you are committed to doing this and if we can be of any help.