GoalsOnTrack Blog

A systematic approach to achieving goals and getting results.

PDF Reports for Your Goals and Tasks

Last week, we launched a new release. It has the PDF reporting features that we have been working on for a while. This new function allows you to view and print all your goals and tasks. We also re-arranged the reports section a little bit, so now the previous “Progress” section becomes a sub-section under “Reports” tab. We also added two more sub-sections “Goal Reports” and “Task Reports”.

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On “Detailed report for active goals”, you will see each goal starting on a new page, listing information about the goal, its subgoals, and all its active tasks.  This is ideal for a printout of all your goals and subgoals. Perhaps you may want to post it on your wall or somewhere you can see it everyday.

 

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However, if your goal has too many active tasks, or recurring tasks, it may not be a good idea to print out the detailed report, as it will display all these active tasks.

Also there seems to be a little problem with detailed goal reports displaying certain picture formats. We’re looking into this and if you happen to have similar problems, please do let us know.

12 Goal Setting Mistakes in Five Minutes or Less

Selfgrowth.com founder David Riklan explains in this short video 12 common mistakes commonly made by people when trying to set goals. It’s interesting that most of what he talks about is exactly the guiding principles that we used in designing the GoalsOnTrack features. Please check it out and hope it can help with your goals.

Upcoming new feature: PDF reports

As always, we’re taking a “kaizen” approach to GoalsOnTrack development, which means we’re always making improvements and implement changes that can make the program work better for helping people reach goals. The word “kaizen” means “improvement” in Japanese, but it also sounds a lot like “gaishan” in Chinese, which also means “improvement”, “change for the better”, so I wonder there is any relationship between the two.

Anyway, we’re working on a new feature for the reports section, where you will be able to view all your goals and tasks in various PDF reports. We will do a few summary reports, and then a detailed report on each goal. Here is a preview of how the PDF report looks like.

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If you have any suggestions as to how we can make these reports better suit your needs, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

How To Keep Focused And Motivated About Your Goals

Here I’d like to share with you a nice little video on how to focus and get motivated on your goals. It talks about three techniques that everyone can use to improve the chance of achieving any goals. Enjoy.

 

Improvement in Recurring Tasks

There has been some improvement made to the software in addition to the subgoal features, since we released a major upgrade a few weeks ago. One thing worth mentioning is the better support for recurring tasks.

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Now you can edit a recurring task, and update all its instances linked to that orginal task. This makes it easier for you to make changes to all your recurring tasks because you no longer have to edit them one by one or delete all first and re-add them.

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Also, when you delete a recurring task, it will ask you if you want to remove its other instances as well. You may choose to delete that one task only, or all its recurring instances.

We’ve fixed a few other small bugs around subgoal feature. As always, if you find anything breaks or not working as you’d like it to, please don’t hesitate to let me know.