What is the importance of measuring component?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Goals expert Gary Ryan Blair discusses why it is important that a goal be measurable.

    Gary Ryan Blair

    Gary is the President of The GoalsGuy Learning Systems, a highly focused training organization whose mission is to help their clients build and sustain superior performance. They accomplish this objective by helping their clients increase their sense of direction, confidence, and capability in all areas of their personal and professional life.

    Gary believes passionately in the enormous, untapped potential that resides within each person and is committed to providing individuals and corporations with tools of knowledge and skill they can use to unlock this potential. He has developed an entire library of world-class training programs, books and learning resources like the Personal Strategic Plan that are designed to make the heart sing, the mind expand and the spirit soar!

    To support his belief in the importance of goal setting and focus, Gary has established and sponsored two nationally recognized events: Youth Goals Education Week, a unique opportunity for kids and teens to learn about goal setting and its influence on their future, and New Year's Resolutions Week, an insightful series of activities designed to encourage people to set goals for their lives.

    Gary believes that life will not go according to plan, if you do not have a plan. He shares this belief and his unique strategies with school systems and companies around the world such as IBM, NASA, General Electric, Federal Express, Ford and many others.

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    His personal philosophy can be summarized into two words: Everything Counts!™ He believes in sweating the small stuff, and teaches that every action, word and thought either moves you toward or away from your goals, mission and ultimate legacy; that every moment offers an opportunity for advancement or retreat.

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    Gary, his wife Erika, son Ryan, and daughter Libby live in Tampa, Florida with their two wonder-dogs Beefcake and Pork chop.

    Host: What is the importance of the measuring component?

    Gary Ryan Blair: The second is measurable and the same way that we keep score in sports, if you look at a score card and this is a great thing about sports because life really is a game. In sports they actually keep score throughout the entire game form beginning to end and you know any given moment in time if your team is winning, losing or if the game is tied. Depending on what your score is and how much time is left on the clock, that will dictate your strategy. Now in relation to goal directed behavior, we also need to look at how things operate in life.

    Well, we know that if we drive the road all of sudden we have this little yellow light goes on in a automobile for a gas gauge, that is going to tell us real quick that we go in get some gas, it is a quick measurement system. If we take the time to even look at a recipe or cook book, you will notice that the ingredients specify a tablespoon, a teaspoon for certain type of ingredient everything in life is measured you get it on scale there is measurement system, it gives you an output. You get pulled over by the police for speeding, it was clocking your speed. Your child is sick from as you want keep them home from school one day, you probably going to take your temperature and that is going to give you some type of a number and that lets you know if things are working or if they are not.

    So essentially what a measurement system does, it will let you know if you are winning, losing or tied and the best way to look at it, it is the behavior modification system because if you are behind, if you are losing, then you can take corrective action and the only way you know that is through measuring.