A few months ago, I discovered a fascinating accountability blog by an Australian fellow named, Adam Waters.
At the time of this post, his video appeared near the top of YouTube for the term “weight loss” and it seems he’s translated the success of his weight loss and fitness challenge into a bona fide business.
He took a daily photo of himself (sans shirt) and posted it on his blog. After 84 days of doing this, he transformed himself from a couch potato into a lean, fit and confident diet crusader.
It’s well known this process of ruthless measuring and graphical analysis creates explosive change in both the personal and business arenas.
Thomas Monson probably summed it up best with this quote:
When performance is measured, performance improves. When performance is measured and reported back, the rate of improvement accelerates.
Adam’s addition of public commitment via blog takes it even a step further.
But if you want to employ this methodology for rapid results (in any area), it needn’t be done so publicly nor via a blog. The first step is to find a reliable accountability partner and communicate your goals to him or her. Then report on your progress on a defined basis. Sharable Google Spreadsheets are a great way of reporting.
Below is Adam’s inspirational “84 Days In 48 Seconds” video.