People aren’t happy because they have stuff. They feel happy because they’ve accomplished things.
How do they know they are accomplishing things? How do they know they are accomplishing the *right* things?
It comes down to what we are measuring, and what we’re talking about every day, every week. Are we focused on the stuff that needs to get done, or are we talking about what we did last weekend? (No problem chatting about our personal lives, but that’s 1% of the conversation, not 5% or 50%)
Where is our scoreboard, and how often are we checking in on it? Are we celebrating each little victory that moves us closer to our goals?
If we don’t know how to measure what’s going on, then we don’t really understand the process of what’s happening.