Measure and adjust

“Where performance is measured, performance improves.  Where performance is measured and reported, the rate of improvement accelerates.”    

Thomas S. Monson     1927 – , American Clergyman

We measure everything – sometimes we are not aware of it and other times we take it for granted. 

A recipe would be an example – it doesn’t just give you the ingredients and the order to do things in; it tells you how much of each ingredient.  Even people who don’t cook using recipes know by judgement how much to put it.

There are speedometers in cars, rules and scores that differ per sport, bank statements that tell you how much money you’ve got – or worse, haven’t got.  Just about everything around you can be measured, start taking notice of it.

It’s no good having the information and not using it.  By using it I mean taking the information and processing it to your advantage or rather improvement.  By not doing it, it would be like having a sports car in the garage but you can’t drive it because you don’t have a licence.

Using the information is a good start, but you have to keep at it, always looking at ways to improve. 

If you want to get from A to B, it doesn’t help if you don’t measure how far you are along the way.  If you start veering off the course, you need to take corrective measures to bring you back on track.

Until next time, may your performance exceed your expectations.