The Non-Linear Nature of Progress

 

My friend Marty gave a nugget of wisdom today that I thought I’d share.  I mentioned how I’ve been doing good at losing weight but this past weekend I cut loose a little with family over.  I intended on relaxing the calorie count so I don’t feel guilty at all.  His quote though, brought things into perspective.

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Progress is never a straight line.  You just need to re-focus this week.

Progress really never is linear.  Looking at all of the metrics I’ve been capturing relating to my progress with improving my health that is certainly the case.

My suggestion is to make sure you’re normalizing all the data in your life.  Look for trends, not sharp points.  Learn to understand when a data point is an outlier and exclude it from your data set.

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