Measuring How Far You've Traveled

People have tremendous misconceptions about success. What makes a successful day? Part of it is feeling good. Another part is having things going well in your personal life. But success in business means looking at your goals, your time lines, and seeing where you are relative to them.

All business success is measurable, but many people don't take the opportunity to measure it often enough. Most people want to roll the dice for 30 days and hope they meet their forecasts.

But that's not how a champion operates.

You can't manage what you can't measure.

In sports, you can't leave outcomes to a player's frame of mind or the winning or losing "streak" a team is on. A manager or coach is regularly looking at where his team needs to be and what it will take to get it there.

In business, if you want to do $1 million worth of business in a month, you've got to do $33,000 a day. That's $2,000 an hour. Success needs to be measured as often as possible.

If you want to win, you have to be prepared to blow past your competition. Like Mark Cuban says, business is the ultimate sport.





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