What would you do if you knew you couldn鈥檛 fail? We鈥檝e all heard that quote, but seriously, if you knew you were going to conquer whatever you set your mind to 鈥 whether it鈥檚 a new habit, that killer to-do list or a trip you鈥檝e been dying to go on 鈥 wouldn鈥檛 you do it? According to Business Insider, there is one productivity tip to end all productivity tips. As humans, we always want to achieve more, and we love to succeed, but we鈥檙e inherently geared toward laziness and that extra episode of Netflix (have you seen what鈥檚 on this month??) often looks way more fun than practicing meditation or doing something creative. When it鈥檚 hard to get motivated, the folks over at Business Insider suggest using ACRIP, which is a handy little acronym that stands for 鈥淎wareness and Comparing of Results Improves Performance.鈥

Yes, our eyes glaze over too when we read acronyms and long titles, but hang in there 鈥 this motivational tool can really be used to improve any area of your life, from work projects to writing a novel and teaching yourself a new skill. This concept is based on the importance of measuring your results, no matter how small. It doesn鈥檛 matter what you鈥檙e doing 鈥 just start keeping track of every tiny improvement, every positive result. Keep all your notes in one spot like a snazzy little notebook. The little changes may not seem like much at the time, but at the end of the week, or the month or even the year, when you go back and look at where you鈥檝e been, you鈥檙e going to feel a massive rush of satisfaction and the motivation to push yourself on to the next goal.

Too often we set goals, but we don鈥檛 measure the little successes. We wait for the big milestones and when those don鈥檛 come as fast as we think they should, we give up. But when we see positive feedback from our own results, it motivates us more than anything because we can see that we鈥檙e improving and we鈥檙e driven to try even harder, which only encourages us to achieve more. It鈥檚 the best possible version of a virtuous cycle. So grab a notebook (or DIY one), write down a goal and then start keeping track of every mini success. For best success, check in with yourself on a regular schedule and get ready to start seeing that new habit stick.

Have you tried tracking results to accomplish a goal? Tell us what you think of this new productivity tip in the comments below!