Progress equals happiness

“If you want to have ongoing joy and fulfillment in your life, the secret is just one word – progress.” – Tony Robbins 

It feels great to be getting somewhere in life, do you agree?

How do you know you are actually getting somewhere? 

I was coaching one of my international clients via text when he shared he’d been feeling a bit depressed lately. After a little exploration, he explained that he didn’t feel worth much as he didn’t feel like he’d done much lately.

Long story short, though we had been discussing his goals he hadn’t taken the time to write any of them down. Therefore, he couldn’t note any action steps he was taking in service of his goals. 

Trying to keep it all in his head (as many people do) wasn’t working for him.

He was losing track of his goals and his efforts toward accomplishing them. If you can’t acknowledge your actions then you can’t tell whether they are effective or not and therefore you can’t celebrate your successes.

He was making more progress that he realized he just wasn’t measuring it.

His next task was to write down his goals (which we reviewed) then noting what he did each day to make progress with them. 

This simple habit has far-reaching implications for your productivity overall. 

You’re putting in a lot of effort to live your life, the very least you can do is acknowledge where your time is well spent.

In fact, if you want to know how I was able to accomplish this with him via text then you’ll want to check this out


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