If you’re like most people, you’ve started thinking about the things you want to accomplish in 2013. But did you know less than half of the people who make New Year’s Resolutions actually complete them?
If you want to buck the trend, you might consider using one of these goal tracking tools. Experienced and accomplished goal setters insist the best way to ensure success is to write down your goals and track your progress regularly. These tools can help make that process fun and easy.
Joe’s Goals is simple, straightforward, and easy to use. It doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles, but it’s perfect for tracking short-term goals. Especially things you want to track daily or weekly, such as exercising, writing, dieting, etc.
Lifetick, on the other hand, is a goal tracking tool that sports several widgets and whistles. Based on the S.M.A.R.T. goal setting method, it allows you to create tasks, goals, and dreams. And it provides charts, email reminders, journaling tools, and more in order to help you record and track your progress in each area. Plus, you can access Lifetick anywhere through its mobile web app for iPhone, Android, and iPad. The free version enables you to track up to 4 goals, but after that it’s $20 per year.
Mindbloom is simply beautiful and fun. It’s not your average goal tracking tool; rather, it’s a game. It’s a creative and visual way to motivate you on the road to achieving your goals. Essentially, you plant a tree that represents your life, with the leaves representing your core values (career, health, relationships, etc.). As you perform and complete tasks in these areas, your tree grows and you receive points, badges, and rewards. The hope is that your online bloom will translate into offline bloom and inspire you to live a rich and full life.
What About You?
What tools or methods have you found helpful in managing and tracking your goals?
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