Monday, June 10, 2013

Are you keeping score?

The purpose of the 7 Daily Nuggets is to teach you what you need to know to live a prosperous life; the things that you may not have learned at church, school, home or at work. Apply what you learn here and share these nuggets with others. We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Be a giver in a world of takers.

Score keeping is one of those essentials that we can master to achieve all we want in life. Why not design a scorecard for your life.

Keep score than ask what does your scorecard reveal to you?

Here are 7 essentials when it comes to keeping score in what matters most in our lives:

1.      Select the important areas you want to keep score on. Important areas include friendships, health, finances, faith, conflict resolution, dealing with failure, etc. What we focus on tends to expand. We can only improve what we can measure.
2.      Clearly define specific indicators for each area of your life. Specifics indicators of quality relationships include number of relationships, time spent on each relationship, etc.
3.      Face your scorecard. Focus on what matters to you not on what society tells you. A great scorecard tells you how you are doing and what you need to do next.
4.      Graph your indicators so you can see the trends. The world is non-linear.
5.      Your scorecard gives you the motivation you need to get better. It points to the specifics of where you need to learn, grow, and expand.
6.      Your scorecard tells you what to do to live a true life. Keeping score can be fun and revealing to us.
7.      Your scorecard shows how consistent we are. Lack of consistency in measuring, updating and making the appropriate changes the main reasons why we fail in keeping score.

We fail at keeping score because we simply lack a good scorecard. 

We fail in life because we don’t want to face our own poor results.

We can only change what we can no longer tolerate.

Be blessed and be a blessing to others!
Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)

Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy)

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