There are so many people working so hard and achieving so little.
— Andy Grove, semiconductor pioneer (Creative Commons)
It is so easy to fall into the trap; to get bogged down by the chaff constantly flying in our face. We work hard each day, but what did we accomplish? A great exercise is to ask ourselves each night, “What did I do today that directly moved me closer to achieving my own personal objectives?” The answer may be sobering, but it will serve as a great metric to help keep us on track.