Breaking Barriers #6 - I GOT JAZZED ABOUT MATH AND TRACKED IT ALL
We already know to track. Here's my real life example of how tracking was KEY in reaching a personal goal that I initially thought was unrealistic.
I made a goal to walk/run 2,016 miles in the year 2016 and on New Year's Eve with only hours to spare I crossed the finish line. This nets out to 5.5 miles per day without exception. With asthma, this is a HUGE goal. To stay on track, I tracked daily and did a fair bit math. I forecasted, tracked against my forecast and chased realistic and stretch goals.
Math kept my progress honest and gave me data I used to identify other factors going on in my life that were helping or hurting my goals.
If you are considering a stretch goal, you CAN do it. Trackers will be a big piece to keep you motivated.
Here's a few screen captures of my actual trackers for my 2016 walking goal.