If Success Tracking spreads then we will see more people and organisations reaching their potential.
This is our vision, it’s a picture of the way we want the world to be.
Rise was founded to provide technology and services that enable Success Tracking.
A lot of potential remains unlocked because:
- we don’t persist,
- we don’t continue to iterate,
- we accept the status quo or;
- we expect external circumstances to change around us (e.g. winning the lottery).
By hoping for big wins, we can end up sitting around doing nothing, when we could have been making a start.
Success Tracking is the art of intentional, incremental, improvements that we make ourselves. It is:
- Owning the 20 mile march.
- The slow route to success.
- Kaizen, little by little, 1% improvements.
- Starting with one starfish
- A journey worth taking note of.
- Diligence, discipline and perseverance.
- Achieving mastery, autonomy and purpose.
- A mindset that runs counter to the prevalent get-rich-quick culture but it works!
I think there are two ways to success:
- the fast way – you get lucky and succeed fast – you land a big fish, you hit a home run or you win the lottery
- the slow way – hours of measured practice, tracking performance and optimising to improve, all add up to eventual success
The slow way is the best way because:
- It’s repeatable – you can apply the same approach to other roles
- It’s satisfying – you can feel you genuinely earned it
- You’ve achieved mastery – you know not just that you’re successful at something but why you are successful, it wasn’t just luck
- It’s respected – friends and peers will value your persistence
- You can take time to enjoy the journey – make friends along the way, take note of the highway, study the geeky aspects of what you’re doing. The journey to success can be as worthwhile as the achievement itself.
Slow success of course can take time – it took Gamification Guru Andrzej Marczewski 5 years to change career to his dream job – https://blog.rise.global/2017/07/04/7-ways-to-train-for-your-dream-job-lessons-learned/ – but change it he did, tracking his progress all the way.
Maintaining interest in performance over a long period of time is hard.
Most of us start with good intentions. We set up a dashboard we plan to check regularly, reviewing our analytics and optimising behaviour but over time we inevitably fade.
Success Tracking offers a methodology for us to achieve success by keeping us interested in our weekly or monthly performance.
Success Tracking does this through:
- newsletters – we receive regular news bulletins tracking our success
- storytelling – personalised stories that bring the data to life “personal best!”
- community – when we journey together we go further, we conform to peer behaviour
- positive scorekeeping – we focus on tracking what we what more of so its always aspirational
We’ve set up Success Tracking University as an place for us to teach and explore the Success Tracking paradigm. Together we can make a vision of slowly achieved potential a reality.
I am keen to hear how you can help!