person pointing paper line graph

Measure What Matters

What do you measure in your life?

In an interview a few years back, Mitch Resnick talked about the fact that in education, we like to measure what is most easily measured, not what we value most.

This is how we end up with a focus on standardized test results rather than finding ways to assess students on the skills that we know the world needs more of: problem solving, collaboration, and adaptability. Let’s throw in a dash of emotional intelligence for good measure.

Think of how this applies to your own life, whether personally or professionally.

What are you measuring? What quantifiable evidence exists for your growth? Test scores at school, sales numbers at work, and pounds or kilograms on the scale at home?

I’m spending the next couple weeks reflecting on what I need to measure in my own life… what about you?