Why it is Important to Measure Your Progress

Self-improvement takes a lot of hard work. Writing, being productive, managing your finances and improving your social life, all of these

Motivational Quotes

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Serenity Prayer.

“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become your character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.” – Frank Outlaw.

“There are no secrets to success it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell.

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future” – John F. Kennedy.



You have to measure what you want more of” – Charles Coonradt. Self-improvement takes a lot of hard work.

Writing, being productive, managing your finances, and improving your social life, all these pursuits take a great deal of energy and time.

They can also be a little overwhelming and they all need to be measured to ascertain your progress.

Life is not static, it is dynamic. Things are always in motion. Life dictates that we grow and that all growth is from the inside. Change is inevitable.

The things we used to do five years ago cannot be done today. What was fashionable a few years ago is no longer fashionable now.

This, therefore, demands that you measure your progress every step of the way if you have to keep up with life. Many of us have remained behind and are just moving with the wind. They say time waits for no one.

If you want to succeed you need to develop habits that will help you achieve your objectives. Now, I would not consider myself as successful, but I know that am on the right track and path.

Although I still remain very much a work in progress in many aspects of my life, I equally have made great success in some other aspects of which am very happy and proud.

It is very important that we learn how to measure and monitor our progression in life.

In doing so we must also bear in mind that we are living our own race and are not in competition with anyone. This is very important.

Many of the time, people end up taking shortcuts and find themselves in unwanted situations. It is not good to cut corners in life.

One of the people I was privileged to have met and I thank God for bringing him into my life, was an engineer. I met this man a few years but, oh the wisdom he shared with me was very valuable.

He became a father-like figure to me even though we met on a professional level.

The man always used to encourage me to do the right things and never cut corners because life has a way of catching up.

He shared with me his personal life experiences and you could see that even in his advanced age he had nothing to hide.

From him, I learned that those who live to enjoy life are those who do the right things all the time, even when it is not fashionable amongst their peers.

If you have to be successful at whatever you do, it is very important that you learn how to measure your progress.

Knowing how to measure one’s progress in life is one of the yards sticks of achieving your goals. This, however, is not taught in schools.

Yet, measuring progress is the norm at school, and often times the teacher will give you a test. The purpose of the examination is to gauge the progress of the learners.

It even gets worse when you attend tertiary institutions where you cannot proceed to the next semester without passing exams.

I believe that we need to change our educational system to start teaching learners how to be successful and not just for the sake of acquiring knowledge.

Success principles must be included as put of our school curriculum.

Success has always been easy to measure. It’s the distance between one’s origins and one’s final achievement” – Michael Korda.

With the demands of life what has helped me greatly, is knowing how to measure my progress.

Measuring my progress has more benefits in helping me be on the right track.

It helps me to be more efficient on my productivity; am more organised, as I keep reviewing my performances regularly I get more and more organised.

Right now I have become a little more efficient in my article writing because I jot down my ideas as they pop up. This efficiency is largely due to reviewing my progress on a regular basis.

If you critically think about it. Your natural inclination is always to improve. How then do you know where you are going without keeping a score on your progress?

If you were to keep a scoresheet on the five things that would advance your personal and professional objectives the most, imagine how motivated you would be each time the numbers improved in your favour.


Remember, a real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided” – Tony Robbins.

Decide where you need to keep score in order to manifest your vision and achieve your goals. Make sure to keep measuring your progress in all the areas of your life.