Since many people make resolutions as the calendar turns to a new year, we asked our Movin’ On Up (MOU) readers at the end of January how they track their goals in order to celebrate milestones along the way.
Most of our readers said they track their goals manually on a piece of paper (52%) while 16% said they use a Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet. Another 16% of the MOU audience reported that they don’t track their goals.
Other results include:
- Using a mobile app — 5%
- Using a physical representation like marbles in a jar — 2%
In addition, 9% of readers selected the “other” option and provided the following responses:
- White board
- Microsoft Word and Excel documents
- I remember them.
Top Tools for Goal Tracking
Whether you like to use the latest technology or prefer more traditional methods of tracking goals, it’s important to find what works for you. It’s easy to get distracted and fall out of the habit of doing activities that put you closer to completing your goal, so tracking your progress can help you overcome discouraging setbacks.
Here are our top app picks to get you started on the path to success:
What other ways do you track your goals? Let us know in the comments below!