If you’re anything like me, you have a hard time making a list of things to do and sticking to it. My attention wanders, I get involved in other projects.
And the time slips by.
Soon enough and it’s mid-afternoon and I haven’t crossed a single thing off my list, or maybe I actually got to one and scribbled it out.
I’m not focused enough to move forward each day without A PLAN. I’ve tried so many ways to get myself organized that it would take a few more blog posts to tell you everything I tried.
I’m a big fan of productivity products, so I was super-pleased to stumble upon an online software program called GoalsOnTrack (not an affiliate link).
I’ve probably tried every free program out there, my favorite among them being Remember The Milk (also not an affiliate link)
But it was usually only a few days after starting tracking my goals before I abandoned all hope with whatever GTD device I happened to be using at the time.
Or I just plain forgot to use it.
GoalsOnTrack is different, and I’m going to tell you why.
The first thing you’ll notice about GoalsOnTrack is that it is very pleasing to the eye. The menus and options are all clearly labeled and colorful, and it’s a design that invites you in.
You actually WANT TO create goals and tasks because, well, it just looks fun! And it is, but deceptively so. Because underneath this nifty design is a souped-up engine of productivity.
Your dashboard gives you an at-a-glance look at how you’re faring overall with your top goals. I especially like the red percentage graphics that encourage you to achieve more tasks to see the meter rise.
You can assign as many *Tasks* to a goal as you’d like. This breaks down your goal into more manageable pieces and as you finish your tasks, you can set a measurable result that is notated with the goal. There are several text fields to complete (if you want to be thorough and help remember your ultimate purpose).
GoalsOnTrack also allows you to enter the time worked on each task you complete, so it also keeps a nice record for you of how many hours you’ve worked each day, and on what exact task.
No more wondering where the time went by. GoalsOnTrack sounds a bit like homework, but it’s really fun. Trust me.
Everyday, if you choose, GoalsOnTrack will send you an email with your goals and tasks for the day, what may be overdue, and what’s coming up on your horizon.
I truly feel guilty when I see I’m falling behind on goals. This automated email really helps to set my day.
It feels really good to go on the site and mark a task or goal completed. I truly feel a sincere sense of accomplishment.
I started by trying out GoalsOnTrack for $9.95 a month, but when I realized it would be hard to live without it again, I decided to go for the one $48 payment for an entire year. You save more than 60% per month.
I wouldn’t recommend this program if I didn’t think it would bring great value for you. Hope you get to try it out and find similar results.
Leave me a comment and tell me what you think!