Chapter 9: Measure your progress
No road is too long for one who moves forward cautiously and without haste;
No glory is too far away for those
who prepare well and persevere.- Jean De La Bruyere
You have amazing spiritual powers
but often do not know how to use them to the fullest extent.
By systematically setting goals for your life
and creating detailed plans for achieving them,
you will shorten the time it takes to reach the desired level of success.
Goal setting helps you use your thinking power far more
than most people.
Your conscious mind is the “commander” of your life.
Its role is to process information in the environment you live in identify, analyze,
and compare them with other information;
and then decide the course of action.
But it is your unconscious mind that holds great powers,
which can help you accomplish more than anything you have achieved before.
At least 90% of your mental capacity is untapped.
It is important that you know how to use these energies to stimulate
and guide yourself forward to accomplish your goals.
PROGRAM YOURSELF WITH GOALS
Hope is the ocean for the river,
the sun for trees and the sky for us. ― Maxime Lagacé
Your unconscious mind works best when it has clear goals,
specific tasks, the right metrics,
and definite deadlines.
The more thoroughly you program these things for your “unconscious computer,”
the more efficient it will be
and the more goals you will achieve in less time.
As you set goals and work on them,
it’s important to establish some metrics
or benchmarks that you can use to measure your progress on a daily
or hourly basis.
The more clear, detailed,
and specific you can establish,
the more likely you are to achieve your goals with precision and certainty.
Your unconscious mind requires a “force system,”
consisting of deadlines you impose on yourself to complete tasks and achieve goals.
Otherwise, you will become easy on yourself,
easily procrastinating and stalling work.
Confidence comes from discipline and training. — Robert Kiyosaki
The three keys to peak performance to achieve your goals are commitment,
fulfillment, and finish.
When you make a firm commitment to your particular goal,
while putting aside all unnecessary excuses,
you become more creative, more determined,
more focused than.
Great people are those who are able to make clear,
and keep their commitments,
no matter what the odds are.
Completeness is the second ingredient to top performance.
There is a huge difference
between doing 95% of the work and 100% of the work.
In fact, it’s very common that
people put in so much effort to get 90 or 95% of the work done,
only to get distracted
and delay completing them.
This is the temptation that you need to resist.
You must subject yourself to a rigorous discipline
to resist this natural tendency
and overcome all obstacles to get the job done.
The third key is the ending.
This is the difference between an “open circle” and a “closed circle”.
Closing an issue in your personal and professional life is essential
for you to feel happy and in control of your situation.
Lack of ending unfinished business,
incomplete action is a source of stress, frustration,
and even failure.
It will consume enormous amounts of physical and emotional energy.
A leader is a dealer in hope. ― Napoleon Bonaparte
Every time you complete any task,
your brain releases a small amount of endorphins
(stimulating hormones that reduce pain and induce euphoria).
This natural morphine will give you a feeling of well-being and elation.
It makes you feel happy and peaceful.
It stimulates your creativity and improves your personality.
It is “nature’s miracle cure”.
The more important the work you complete,
the more endorphins your brain produces, as a reward for success.
Over time, you can develop a habit of “being addicted to positivity”
to the euphoria you get from this substance.
Even when you accomplish a small thing, you feel happier.
As you complete multiple stages on your way to a great task,
for each stage you pass, you get another dose of endorphins.
You will always feel happy and exhilarated
as you steadily move towards your ultimate goal.
CREATE A FEEL OF WINNING
It is not the mountain we conquer,
but ourselves. — Edmund Hillary
Everyone wants to feel like a winner.
To have a feeling of victory,
you have to be a winner.
You can get this feeling
when you are 100% done with something.
Repetition of feelings,
this feeling over and over will help
you form the habit of always being confident
to complete the work you engage in.
Much of the unhappiness people experience is due to their inability
to discipline themselves to persevere and complete an important task or task.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. — Aysa Angel
If you’ve been assigned but you’re procrastinating the task,
you will end up in a state of stress.
The closer the deadline for completion, the greater the stress.
It can wake you up in the middle of the night,
and can affect your personality.
But when you get to work and focus on it until it’s done,
you’ll feel relaxed and full of excitement.
It is like a gift of nature that
rewards you every time you complete a positive task.
On the contrary,
stress and dissatisfaction are your punishment for not completing tasks
that are likely to lead you towards better goals and outcomes.
Rich know they have the right to become rich
if they create great value for others. – Aysa Angel
One of the most popular trends in modern management
is towards “a system of checks and balances”.
Using these testing tools,
people at all levels of the organization are encouraged
to identify key measures of success,
and then evaluate them on a daily and weekly basis.
This is a very important idea.
The very act of identifying a score or an indicator,
and then focusing your attention on one area,
will help you improve your performance in that area.
For example, if someone tells you
before the meeting that you will be judged on your listening ability during the meeting,
your listening skills will improve dramatically in just a few short minutes.
You will listen more carefully
and attentively during the meeting because you know that this behavior is being watched.
Likewise, anytime you choose an important goal
or activity and start observing or paying attention to it in your daily life,
your performance in that area will improve step to step then duplicated.
One of the most helpful actions you need
to take in your career is to set milestones and create a system of checks, metrics,
and deadlines for every key task you must complete on the way to the goal.
In this way, you will activate your own unconscious compulsive system.
This system then motivates and guides you on an unconscious level,
so you can start working earlier, work harder,
be more productive, and get things done on time.
Always find opportunities to make someone smile,
and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life. ― Roy T. Bennett
Perhaps the most important quality at work is “reliability”.
Nothing can help you,
get better pay and get promoted faster than
completing assigned tasks quickly,
perfectly and on time.
Whatever your goals are, write down a list of all the tasks
that you will have to complete if you want to achieve those goals.
Set a due date for each task.
Then focus on meeting deadlines.
Measure your progress every day.
Know how to speed up or slow down when necessary.
And always remember that
you can’t aim for a target you can’t see clearly.
The more clear deadlines you create,
the more work you’ll get done, faster.
A goal or decision
without a deadline is merely a bullet with no destructive power.
If you don’t set a deadline
that you commit to,
you’re just “shooting the air” in your life and work.
Sometimes people ask,
“What if I set a deadline
but I don’t get it done by that deadline?”.
Set another term and then another if necessary.
Due dates are only best estimates of when work will be completed.
The more you set the payment term details
and try to stick to them,
the more accurate and better you will become at predicting the time
it will take to accomplish your goals later on.
HOW TO EAT AN ELEPHANT?
Life is either a daring,
adventure or nothing at all. ― Helen Keller
Have you heard anyone ask this question:
“How is it possible to eat an elephant?”
The answer is simple:
“One bite at a time is enough.”
This metaphor can also apply to you when you want to accomplish any big goal.
How to accomplish a goal that is too big?
You just complete it step by step,
task by task,
deciding on a solution at a time.
Break down your long-term goals into shorter-term goals like year by year,
month by month, week by week,
and even hour by hour.
To do this, first ask yourself,
“Of all the things I need to do, what is the most valuable thing?”,
and then focus on doing it in the best way.
Like that in turn.
CONTINUOUS AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
Success usually comes to those
who are too busy to be looking for it. — Henry David Thoreau
If you want your income to grow quickly,
do your job better up.
Let’s improve knowledge in the field you are pursuing,
take advantage of all the time possible to observe external reality.
Take additional courses if possible.
These activities will put your career on the highway.
When you spend an extra hour or two each day on self-improvement,
you’re accumulating to drive greater results.
KEEP HEALTH AND GOOD FITNESS
“Men are rich only as they give.
He who gives great service gets great rewards.” – Elbert Hubbard
If you want to lose weight,
a very simple formula that you can follow is to eat more in moderation
and exercise more.
If you discipline yourself to do these things,
you will quickly achieve the results you want.
You have complete control over your health and fitness.
Don’t worry about this because you can
and have the conditions to improve things when you want.
It’s just a matter of persistence and the time you spend on it.
“Your passive income should be greater than your earned income.” – Grant Cardone
If you want to be rich, review each of your expenses.
Set a goal of saving $1, $2, or $3 per day depending on your income your input.
Create a savings account to keep it and never use it.
As this money grows,
invest it wisely in carefully selected investment funds.
Create and maintain a savings habit in your life.
Gradually, you will get used to
and feel more comfortable when spending wisely with your current money.
As your income increases, increase your savings.
Over the course of a few weeks, months, or years,
you will have saved up a large sum of money that you can use later on many things.
You will quickly master your finances.
CREATE THE HABIT OF READING ONLY
The rich know that most of their fortunes are built through ambition,
and vision. – Aysa Angel
If you spend 15 minutes every night reading instead of watching TV,
you will read about 15 books a year.
After 7 years, you can read about 100 books.
You will gain vast knowledge and erudition from useful books.
Nothing is difficult at all,
every day you just need to spend 15 minutes every night before going to bed.
MEASUREMENT AND MANAGEMENT
You will never ‘find’ time for anything.
If you want time,
you must make it. ― Charles Buxton
In each area of your life,
analyze your activities carefully
and choose a specific number that
is likely to determine your level of success in that area.
Then focus everything on this particular number.
If you want to be healthier,
you can focus on the amount of time each week you spend exercising,
or the number of calories you consume each day.
If you want to increase your income,
you can focus on how much you earn per hour
or how much you can save each month.
If you want to be successful in sales,
you can focus on the number of calls per day,
the number of products sold,
or the volume of orders received each month.
If you want to be successful in your relationships,
you can focus on the amount of time you spend face-to-face
with the most important people in your life each day or each week.
Have you heard the saying,
“What can be measured gets done”?
And there’s also another proverb:
“What you can’t measure, you can’t manage”.
The ability to set specific metrics against your goals,
record accurate information,
and track your performance on a daily basis will ensure that
you can accomplish your goals as intended.
Or it can be done earlier.
MEASURE YOUR PROGRESS
Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying. ― Roy T. Bennett
1. Define a metric that you can use to track your progress and success in each area.
We can ear 200 ringgits in dayshift and 300 ringgit in night shift
2. Identify the most important part of your job that affects your income
and measure your day-to-day activities in that area.
Provide best quality service to customers daily
Make customers be happy, pleasure and comfortable
3. Set a specific minimum daily,
or monthly savings
and investment for yourself,
and discipline yourself to do this.
We can eat least ear 50 ringgits in dayshift and 100 ringgit in night shift
4. Break down every big goal into small,
measurable and controllable chunks,
then focus on accomplishing each piece by a certain deadline.
When we can collect 1.000 ringgits we can deposit as possible
5. Establish milestones, metrics, goals, and deadlines for each goal,
then focus on those numbers
and defined timelines to track progress.
6. Be determined every day to accomplish
at least a specific part of a big goal, and never miss a day.
We count money early start day and count again end day together.
We are happy with what we can do daily.
Be proud of us.
We believe we can do it together.