To answer this question, you need to understand the difference between ordinary and extraordinary behavior over time. My experience suggests most people don’t have a reliable way of tracking that information. Consequently, they confuse the results gap and the behavior gap. There is a difference, and it matters.
There are two perspectives available when engaging in this kind of self-reflection. One is behavioral, and the other is emotional. The biggest problem with both lenses is the limitation and unreliability of memory. I know what I’m doing today, and how I feel about it. But it is difficult to analyze with any certainty for more than a week or two at the most.
I spent two years testing a system for tracking information that helped me understand how I’m doing in ways that matter. In this month’s vlog, I’ll share what I learned about:
· Wellbeing Indicators and life domains
· The difference between the behavior gap and the results gap and why it matters
· The Payoff Paradox and its impact on self-leadership
· The most overlooked variable that defines the gap between average and extraordinary
I’ll also share how you can get a free Wellbeing Indicator Worksheet I developed to help others apply these ideas.