When we speak about growth and results more often than not, we measure it with numbers.
- Sales were up
- Profits were down
- My grades were in the top ten percent
- I ran a mile in 10 minutes
Numbers are absolutely critical to measuring results……in most areas. It is easy to get number focused and miss what truly matters.
Numbers are truly important but what really matters is the impact that your efforts have on others. The measurement of your relationships, the human results are much harder to measure.
Even though numbers are truly important, it is the quality of your relationships that truly matter. You can have many positive measurements of success and improvement but if your relationships aren’t happy and fulfilling then all the positive results in the world won’t fill that void.
You can’t put a number on the value good relationships brings to you and others.
You can attain the numbers you desire in other areas and say you have been successful. Success is getting what you want. But, there is no complete success without happiness.
Happiness is wanting what you get. If you have the numbers and the good relationships you have it all. And that’s what truly matters.