Ask the right questions, measure the right things…

“What gets measured gets improved.”

Peter Drucker

My post from yesterday was on my mind as I chose this morning’s quote. To improve (reduce) the dependence I have on digital devices means that I must measure where I am today, even if I might not really want to know the truth.

I’ve been a long believer in the old adage “you can’t manage what you can’t measure.” Now I know that simply managing something isn’t good enough. You have to find ways to improve and the only way to do that is by knowing exactly where you are coming FROM so that you can make progress towards where you are going TO.

But understanding the measurement of where you are is only as good as your willingness to dig in and ask the right question(s). If you aren’t willing to face the truth, and willing to really see the answers, then you aren’t going to ask the tough questions that will help you discern the truth.

So to truly improve you have to ask the right questions, AND establish the right measurements that will serve to push you out of your comfort zone. Once you know the real truth, you can’t hide from it any more.

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