Today marks two weeks of using the Task Progress Tracker. I’m still using it and I still love it. Dave commented that “It’ll be interesting to see if you even need the form after two weeks.” I’m proud to say that I don’t need to use the form anymore but I still use it because I like it so much. It’s such a useful tool not only for tracking tasks and motivating you to get started but it also helps track time and let me see my progress on paper. Even though I still use the form I don’t use it as often as I used to. I don’t need to. If I use it as much as I did when I first started I’d probably feel like I was wasting time. Now I mostly use it as a reminder.
I’ve been looking at a lot of other time management tools lately and I can’t say that any of them look at all interesting to me. I’m sure their are other good techniques out their but for now this one is good enough for me. I’ve tried using a lot of the new web apps that have been created recently like Blinksale and all the 37signals programs but Dave’s paper and pencil method has been the most beneficial to me so far. I did find one web application that I liked called Side Job Tracker but it still can’t compete with the Task Progress Tracker.
There have been a lot of articles written lately about goal setting since the end of the year is quickly approaching and people are coming up with their New Year Resolutions. What are some of your goals for 2006? I’m working on my New Year Resolutions and I’ll share my 2006 goals with you next time.
Matt, I like it. I’m just not a paper and pencil type of guy though. Think we could turn this into a widget for OSX?
Posted by Jim Jeffers on Dec 29, 2005.
That would be cool! I might be willing to leave my pencil and paper ways for a neat little widget.
Posted by Mattbob on Dec 29, 2005.
I prefer napkins myself 🙂
Happy New Year.
Posted by Aaron Post on Dec 29, 2005.