If you want to change anything in your life you have to track it. Want to lose weight? Track how many calories you consume each day. Want to do more aerobic exercise? Track how many minutes you jog each day. Want to stop watching so much T.V.? Track exactly how much time you spend watching T.V. Want to learn more? Track how much you read and what you learn from that reading each day. Change begins with tracking. Tracking is so powerful that it will change your behavior immediately. Not tomorrow, not next week. Tracking produces immediate change. When you want to change bad habits or add new habits, tracking will make that happen. Tracking works because when you do it it automatically calls into action three important success traits: self-assessment, mindfulness (being self-aware or what you’re doing) and accountability. The beauty of tracking is that you can create a tracking schedule for just about any activity you want to start, stop or reduce.