There was a time when I was massively overweight.
Obviously I wanted to do something about this.
(After all, no one wants to be FAT).
But, like most people, I found it extremely difficult to lose weight.
Despite starting a serious exercise program I struggled to make progress.
Then I read one of those stupid, “5 tips to burn fat” articles that are plastered all over the web.
One of those tips was keeping a food journal.
In case you don’t know, this is basically a diary where you write down what you eat.
I did this for a month then looked back over the entries.
After reading these I was both stunned and appalled.
The amount of food I ate was incredible.
Not only that, almost everything I ate was junk food.
I basically lived on garbage like chips, pizza, hot dogs and fast food.
At this point I immediately changed my eating habits.
And from there on out started steadily losing weight.
What’s the point of telling you all this?
Simply that if you want to change something start tracking it.
Whether this is spending less money, losing weight or learning a new skill.
By tracking your habits you will immediately take control of them…
…and start to gradually improve things.
After all, to quote management guru Peter Drucker…
“What gets measured gets managed.”