“The trick is to realize that counting, measuring, and tracking is not about the result. It’s about the system, not the goal.
Measure from a place of curiosity. Measure to discover, to find out, to understand.
Measure from a place of self-awareness. Measure to get to know yourself better.
Today, I walked just over 13k steps.
Do I NEED to track my daily steps after this long doing it? No, I do not. Even without my watch, I’d be hitting 10k ish on my low days, and 15-20k ish on my high days.
(I mostly stay tracking them so I can make posts like these in hopes of educating and motivating others.)
I used to track my food. I lost 100lbs and learned to keep it off via tracking my food.
Do I NEED to track my food after so long doing it? No, I do not. Even without tracking my food, I’d be eating 2500ish calories daily with around 175ish grams of protein within there, feeling good, and maintaining.
I used to schedule my workouts. Days, times, session lengths, etc.
Do I NEED to schedule my workouts at this point? No, I do not. Even without scheduling my workouts ahead of time, I will continue to be the 5-6 mornings per week, 530am guy. And those workouts will average around 1.5 hours.
Want to make changes in your life?
Measuring or tracking key areas surrounding your goals will likely be the best place to start.
Idea being, track, gain true insight and data, make changes, and *be present* paying attention to what you’re doing.
Data for data’s sake is not the goal. Data for adjustment and optimization’s sake is the goal.
Continue to measure or track once you implement the changes, get reps cementing the changes til they become habit and part of your default mode, and the need to continue measuring or tracking fades away.