Is it more important that you successfully changed your behavior or that you achieved your underlying goal?

In other words if you are starting a diet in order to lose weight, the question becomes something like this; is it more important to stick to this diet, or more important to lose weight from it?

We think its the first one. It’s more important to stick to the diet. By doing this you exercise control over your lifestyle. If you can do that, then it becomes just a matter of finding the right diet for you. On the other hand, if you can’t exercise control then it makes it nearly impossible to achieve the underlying goal.

And why would we ask such a question? Because it decides how to measure success.

If you stuck to the diet, you had a success. Period. The diet might have failed, but you had a success and you should think of it that way.

~The HabitGrams Team

Note: This site and blog have had a reboot. This post is from our original blog but we are now building everything again from the beginning. We include this post for posterity(ha!), but our current posts really start at: The origin story of Habitgrams