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"You improve what you measure."

Metrics help me to focus, improve my results, stay motivated. They turn sometimes difficult and confusing process into a fun game.

Like if you're writing a long novel, or trying to blog regularly - seeing a measurable, tangible progress is extremely helpful.

That's not for everyone of course, not all people need this, but some people like it.




Sure. But also.."When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure." (a paraphrase of Goodhart's law)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodhart%27s_law




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