My husband isn’t worried, but I do have a new love in my life. My FitBit!

I love that it gives me instant feedback on a few key metrics, like steps I’ve walked. It is an excellent example, as David Wheatley pointed out recently, of how people should track their progress in the realms of life that matter.

When you want to make a change in your behavior – to attain a fitness or any other type of goal – it’s important to have an easy-to-do feedback method. Humanergy’s been using FACET for years (see this post from 2009).

Once you’ve decided you want to make a change, the components of FACET are:

Focus: Choose one simple, measurable thing you want to change

Accountability: Find ways (people and systems) to keep you accountable

Compelling motivation: What will be the pain of remaining the same or the payoff for change?

Easier to do: Eliminate barriers and set up for action

Tracking: Record progress

My FitBit nails the Tracking sweetspot – giving me ongoing feedback on a few key things I want to measure. And according to my FitBit, I need to get moving!


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Photo by Christi Barrett.