BP — 120/80
Keeping track is simple. Whatever you are keeping track of, if you do it every day, is easy.
Merchants track their sales by the hour and daily weather. Dieters track weight. People with high blood pressure track their BP; I do.
Why do we keep track of things?
Any information we need is a click away, and some people rely on their memory, but I wonder why that is so important? Is it because we fear losing it, so we try to prove our memory and record-keeping are sound?
We don’t need to keep track of money — that’s penny-perfect online and accessible 24/7, no need to visit a teller lineup …
Students (and their parents) need a report card — a snapshot of how we are doing. In many jobs, there are periodic performance appraisals (their own brand of report card). We feel we know where we are relative to where we are going, yet having someone else confirming it is the encouragement (or kick in the pants) we need.
And if we get off track, it’s great to know we are back in a safe zone.