Measuring what you do is critical to your program's success. That's right, the simple act of measuring is what you need to focus on (for starters, anyway).
You can't change what you don't know, so knowledge comes first. You gain the most useful knowledge through objective measurement. Measurement gives you the power to change and improve.
You can see this truth everywhere. Keeping a food diary has been proven to lead to weight loss and Weight Watchers relies on weekly weigh-ins as a "pillar" of change. Money: A Love Story author Kate Northrup suggests taking control of your money starts with watching it -- simply checking your bank accounts daily. Business media expert Nathalie Lussier implores followers to track all sorts of website-related activity, because "what you measure improves."
And that's what I'm talking about here. What you measure improves. It's a matter of looking in the mirror on a regular basis, just to see what's up. There is an infinite number of possibilities of how you respond to what you've measured, but what's important is that you've measured. Improvement will follow.
So what are you going to measure? In the comments below, tell me what you want to improve and how you would measure it. I look forward to hearing from you!