The Positivity I.Q. Scorecard
You have a goal to reach and maintain a minimum
level of 68% Positivity about achieving your goals.
How will you know and manage your Positivity progress?
People and organizations love to keep score and track their progress, but reading a book is not a progress report.
Memory is not a measurement. You cannot accurately or completely remember or keep track of your thoughts about your plans, ideas, and goals in your head. The fundamentals of education and creating a new habit include practice, measurement, feedback, and modification as necessary.
The Positivity Scorecard has been designed to enable you to record and track your positive, uncertain, and negative thoughts about achieving your goal.
I discovered that "thinking" positively about my goal at least 68% of the time was not as easy as I expected.
I had no way of knowing how well I was doing.
The Positivity Scorecard is the measure that showed me how I was thinking and my self-talk and how I was managing them over time.
How many different ways do you talk to yourself about your plans, goals and progress?
Measure Positivity I.Q.
The Scorecard uses a few simple statements to represent our common-sense self-talk about our goals.
Your job is to record how well each statement on the Scorecard represents your feelings about progress on your goal during the weekly period.
There are seven statements that cover a range of positive, uncertain, and negative thoughts you might have; the statements are generic, so you can put them into your own words when doing your self-assessment.
The goal of practical Positivity is to learn to manage the positive, negative and uncertainty/doubt so that the negative does not overwhelm the positive.
There are two scores based on the seven statements.
A total of Positive scores. That's the starting point.
Then there is an adjustment factor for how negativity detracts from positive intentions.
After you enter your scores, the total positive ratings are automatically adjusted. The goal is to increase your Adjusted Positivity score to 68% and maintain that level, or higher, throughout your plans to achieve your goal.
The Positivity SCORECARD Progress Report™
The Scorecard does the work for you.
Fill in your Scorecard regularly and Track your Positivity progress. A Progress Report Chart is automatically updated when you enter new scores in the Scorecard.
Target 68% line
How often do you measure Positivity?
A basic plan and schedule are provided. The recommended process is to fill out The Positivity Scorecard once a week, but don't go longer than every two weeks. Ideally, try to do it about the same time each week.
The Scorecard is set up to record for 14 weekly periods, about three months. The conventional wisdom is that it takes 30-90 days to break or create an ordinary habit.
You can also ask for a Scorecard with 26 periods for up to six months of weekly recording. The Scorecard comes with a complete instruction guide.
The current Scorecard works in Excel or Google Sheets. Google Sheets is a free download from Google.
If you don't use Excel or Google sheets, other free Excel-compatible programs are available on the Internet. If you do not have Excel/Sheets or do not want to use them, we can help you fill out the Scorecards. Print your Scorecards, fill them in by hand, and send them to us to update for a modest monthly cost. Please contact us for more information.