Lead measures and lag measures. What are they, and how can they help improve your productivity?
Your lead measures are the specific ACTIONS you take to drive the lag measures, the RESULTS from your actions.
An easy example of this is, say you want to lose two pounds in one week.
The lead measures you choose to focus on are to move a minimum of 30-minutes and drink 32 ounces of water each day.
At the end of the week (when you step on the scale,) the lag measure tells you whether you achieved your goal or not.
Most people place their focus on the lag measure, the result in front of them.
The problem with this is, we can no longer change that number on the scale.
You’ll find the leverage is in focusing on the lead measure- the actions that determine your results.
When you do this, you’ll be more focused, effective, and productive so you can achieve success (whatever that is for you) in less time with less stress.