Life as we know it is full of activities; of work, fun, pleasures, adventure, career, family, vacation and many other aspects of life. We are often reminded that business does not equate to productivity and not many activities generate much of any results whether in the short or long run.
For an activity to be worthwhile or worth your time and efforts, it must be termed as being productive and, how can you measure if something is productive and when it is not?
If you find yourself involved in something that does not have a level where you can say; this is where I was before and now this is where am now, then it isn’t worth the wait of your time. Your work and activities should be measurable in terms of efforts and rewards. In terms of efforts and rewards, one should be able to evaluate themselves and see what the product of your investment is because progress in your investments is to yield results that is the basis of doing what you decided to do in the first place. There are different ways to measure a milestone but one thing is key, you just have to know your numbers (finance, weight loss or otherwise). There is no way to see if there is progress if there is nothing really to measure. Your count should never be guessed but must be measured and also monitored closely.
As much as you know you are making progress, you also have to know the time that progress is made and the time you desire to reach a particular milestone. Goals are easily achievable and pursued when time slots are allocated to them anything short of that will only be a marathon race till you get worn out because even marathon races have limits of distance and time. This can be called programming your goals, activities, and desired results that way you are selective of what you do to achieve the desired goal.
THE BIG PICTURE
It will be foolhardy to be involved in something you cannot actually envision; or even for you not to know how it will look like in the near or distant future. Why would you pour your heart continuously into something that does not have an affirmative confirmation of growth or sustenance in some years to come? What then drives you to keep doing it? Where then lays the passion or hope for an eventual reward? If you can’t see how it will look or how you want it to look by a mere imagination, then this is time to quit and channel your strength somewhere else.