One of the most powerful statements I heard related to the idea of learning is you cannot improve what you cannot track. If you can track your progress, you can effectively work on the errors that pop up on the way.
Rule of thumb. Before you can monitor any progress, you need to have a hobby or skill you are currently learning. If not check our post on how to find a hobby and then this article will add more value to you.
Here is a short read on how to monitor the progress of your hobbies.
Let’s Dive In.
List Out Your Goals
This point is about making your goals explicit so that you become aware of them. When you make your goals obvious, you tend to stick with them. This makes it easier to track them over a long period.
Listing your goals offers you structure. It gives your mind the direction it needs to focus on the key tasks for the day.
If you have never created a list before, here is a quick tip.
Take out a journal. Then, perform a quick mental inventory of all your goals. After that write them on a sheet of paper. There you have it. A physical cue to follow daily.
Be Specific On Each Goal You Wrote In The First Step
Have you ever tried measuring your goals only to become overwhelmed? It is because you lack clarity simply because your goals are too large for your mind to focus on. For example, if you have a goal to exercise and you have written down just exercising for an hour every day, you will find it difficult to know whether you met your goal or not.
But, if you have specific goals or actions you need to perform, it makes it easier to know whether you met the target. For example, doing 5 pushups or 15 squats is easier to track than exercising for an hour. You know exactly what to do. But the previous goal keeps you wondering what to do.
Similarly, you can checkmark it on your to-do list.
Create A Checklist To Keep Those Goals In Check
Once you have written them down, create a simple to-do list with all your specific goals or actions. You can use a journal or a commonplace book. Anything that you find easy to use.
A Checklist is one of the best ways to keep your goals tracked in one place. It simply makes it easier to monitor your goals than many other systems out there.
A reminder! A Checklist converts your goals into a system of actions that can propel you toward accomplishing your broad goals. It is used by many successful entrepreneurs to keep them laser-focused on the tasks they need to carry out both daily and monthly.
A checklist is like an outward mental coach. It is a constant reminder of the things you need to do, staring you in the face and keeping you accountable. It gives you the structure you need to follow so that your goals no matter how wild can be attained as soon as possible.
In addition, a checklist creates a simple box within which your skill is broken down into smaller pieces. You can identify and correct your mistakes faster than just doing it without a list.