In a blog post related to the importance of measuring progress, adapted from his new book The Earned Life, the renowned leadership expert and bestselling author Marshall Goldsmith talks about how measurements give us signs when we need to continue improving.
Goldsmith writes, “Measurement is the truest indicator of our priorities—because what we measure drives out what we don’t. If financial security is your top priority, you check your net worth every day. If you’re serious about losing weight, you step on a scale each morning. If you have stomach issues, you measure the composition of your gut biome. Not every measurement that matters to us has to be a hard, objective number. Soft, subjective numbers can be just as meaningful. Encouragement and measurement are part of an earned life.”
By any measure, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has altered the world’s priorities, especially in terms of the energy and economic sectors. The European Union just released a plan to end the region’s dependence on Russian energy within five years, in response to the invasion of Ukraine. Russia supplies about 40% of the EU’s gas, about 25% of its oil, and half of its coal. It's an ambitious plan, but its proponents feel that this plan to reduce its dependence on Russia for its energy is achievable, as well as necessary.
In The Earned Life Goldsmith uncovers the source of today’s existential crises, including regrets that stem from choices that irrevocably alter our lives, reroute destinies, and haunt our memories. These are particularly timely themes today.
With Goldsmith’s book as a guide, readers can close the gap between what they plan to achieve and what they actually get done—even in a world full of inescapable unfairness and curveballs—and live an earned life that is fulfilling in the long run.
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About MARSHALL GOLDSMITH
Marshall Goldsmith has been recognized for years as the world’s leading executive coach and the New York Times bestselling author of many books, including What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, Mojo, and Triggers. He received his Ph.D. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. In his coaching practice, Goldsmith has advised more than 200 major CEOs and their management teams. He and his wife live in Nashville, Tennessee.
About THE EARNED LIFE
In THE EARNED LIFE (Currency Books), Marshall Goldsmith uncovers the source of today’s existential crisis: regret, the kind stemming from choices that irrevocably alter our lives, reroutes destinies, and haunts our memories—particularly timely themes as the pandemic and Great Resignation inspire people to seek meaning in their lives, get unstuck and make changes. With this book as their guide, readers can close the gap between what they plan to achieve and what they actually get done—even in a world full of inescapable unfairness and curveballs—and live an earned life too fulfilling to dwell on the “what ifs.”
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