The Positivity & Thoughts Scorecard
You can't manage what you can't measure" . "If you can't measure it, you can't improve it." Edward Demming, Peter Drucker ( 20th Century Management Innovators)
There is one basic tool in The Modern Positivity Formula. The Positivity Scorecard
The Scorecard enables you to record and track your level of Positivity- the nature of your thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and decisions about achieving your goal.
"It's difficult to change your thoughts, choices and actions if you don't know
what you are really thinking about your goals. Rich Spitzer.
What I discovered about managing Positivity
You don't have to be 100% positive, and you can't get rid of all the negatives.
But you have to know how you are thinking about your goals and beliefs if you
want to make the changes necessary to be "positive most of the time".
The Positivity Formula Scorecard is simple.
Memory is not a measurement. You absolutely cannot accurately or completely remember or keep track of your thoughts about your plans, ideas, and goals in your head. The fundamentals of education theory include practice, measurement, feedback, and modification as necessary.
What you measure. There is no one score or measurement to capture the full range of thoughts and feelings over time. We are often forced into a single rating scale or number, but that loses the sensitivity to know the variations and shifts that are continuous. How many different ways do you talk to yourself about your plans, goals, and progress? The Scorecard uses seven simple statements about your overall feelings about your goal. The score is how many of your thoughts during the period would be discovered by each statement/rating.
How often to measure Positivity? The positivity scorecard can be used on a weekly, every two weeks, or monthly basis. Yes, you could do it daily or several times a week, but daily recordings for most people will show lots of volatility that makes it difficult to decide what needs to be changed. Our recommendation is to record your Positivity weekly or every two weeks to capture a consistent trend of your positivity score.
A measurable goal. All probabilities and possibilities exist. Your goal is to increase your probability of success. The goal of practical Positivity is to learn to manage the positive and negative and uncertainly/doubt so that the negative does not overwhelm the positive.
The goal is to achieve and maintain a higher level of Positivity about your goals. The critical level is at least 68% of your thoughts, feeling, confidence, and actions about your goals should be in the positivity range that starts at 68%.
The Scores. There are two scores based on the seven statements.
A total of the Positive scores. That's the starting point. Then there is an adjustment factor that recognizes the influence of how negativity detracts from positive intentions. Once you enter your scores, the total positive ratings are automatically adjusted to reflect the likely influence of the negatives over the level of Positivity. The goal is to increase your adjusted positivity score to 68% and maintain that level or higher throughout your plans to achieve your goal.
Positive thoughts are necessary; negative thoughts are inevitable. You don't have to be 100% positive to be successful, and every negative will not destroy your plan. We actually need a level of "negative" consciousness; a little fear, uncertainty, it's the caution that's part of our survival instinct. But too often, in our modern world, we have a great excess of negativity that overwhelms the positive path forward.
The Positivity Scorecard.
People and organizations love to keep score and track their progress, but reading a book is not a progress report.
As I discovered, "thinking" positively about my goal at least 68% of the time was not as easy as I expected. I had no way to know how well I was doing. The Scorecard is the measure that showed me how I was thinking and how those thoughts changed over time.
THE POSITIVITY THOUGHTS SCORECARD™
The Thoughts Scorecard does all the work for you. There are two parts:
The Positivity Scores. Fill in your Scorecard regularly, and the Total and Adjusted scores are automatically calculated. The Scorecard you purchase has 26 periods for up to six months of weekly recording. Refer to the Scorecard Guide for how to use it.
A closeup look at the Scorecard
The Positivity SCORECARD Progress Report™
The Scorecard does the work for you.
Fill in your Scorecard regularly, and you will see your progress on increasing your level of Positivity, and what issues might have to be worked on.
Track your Positivity progress. Each time you enter new scores in the Scorecard, a Progress Report is also automatically updated.