Break-a-habit-front (Custom)There is an old joke in preacher-world. One preacher asks, “How many do you have in attendance these days.”

The other protests, “We don’t count noses. We are not into numbers. We are into being godly.”

“Do you count dollars?”

We measure what counts. I like what Rick Warren says, “We count people because people count.”

We measure what matters to us. If you want to make a habit, or break a habit, find a way to measure what you want done.

If I want to get in the habit of writing every day, I do well to measure the word count at the end of the day.

I am a wedding photographer in another life. This week I have 2200 pics to Photoshop. I motivate myself by measuring my progress.

I use to measure my progress on bike riding. I can measure my miles, calories burned, number of workouts or a host of other things. Way cool.