Measuring

Question of the Week #9 - October 1, 2012

What am I measuring?

Belly laughs? Deep breaths? Number of times my heart is pierced with beauty in a day?

Or…

Overdraft fees? Hurtful comments? Number of cars who cut me off in a day?

We’re all following (often unconscious) rulebooks about what to value, what to pay attention to. Some of those rules are useful. Some aren’t. Which ones am I following today? Do I want to keep doing that, or do I want to turn my attention to something else?

Because it’s up to me. I am allowed to be as creative as I want to be about what I measure, and why.

Thanks to Seth Godin for this idea.