Measuring Up

Storage tank ladder and measure.

How much of our time do we spend worrying about measuring up?

And what percentage of that time is well spent?

I’m all in favor of measuring, but I’ve become increasingly wary of measuring for the sake of comparison. I’m much more interested in my own internal calibration and the helpful viewpoints of trusted advisors.

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3 Responses to Measuring Up
  1. Jamie Holland
    May 17, 2013 | 10:38 am

    First off I love the photo of the measured water storage tank. Beautiful. Second, thank you for pointing this out… I often measure myself against others and I know I’d be happier if I measured my life against my past. Thank you.

  2. NT
    May 17, 2013 | 11:04 am

    Thanks for the kind words, Jamie. If pressed, I would say that the most useful thing about measurement is that it causes us to pay attention in the present.

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