How to Track Your Successes (and Failures)

November 15, 2018

Career Advice

Like most people, you likely started the new year with lofty goals in which you may or may not be still pursuing. It’s easy to let our big plans and ambitions fall to the wayside. But there is one hack for staying on track: record the progress we are making. There are tons of apps and websites out there than can help you observe and assess your very own data. Your efforts will be staring right back at you. Let’s be honest–whether it reveals a failure or a success, it will be motivating!

Goodreads: We’ve touted the benefits of reading many times, and it’s a common goal on many people’s list of personal improvements. Keep track of how many books you’ve read this year, and what books you want to read next with Goodreads. Set a reading goal for the year and check your progress as you go.

RescueTime: If you’re focused on changing your habits and improving your focus while sitting at your computer, RescueTime can give you a report on how you spend your time. Want to write a novel? How much time did you actually spend on Microsoft Word? And how much time did you spend on Facebook instead? The data can be incredibly motivating.

Toggl: For those who want to track their entire day and see how they spend their time, Toggl lets you manually do so. Choose whether you want to track everything or just a few important goals. Again, the reports will be telling and can encourage you to be more intentional about how you spend your time.

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About Spectrum Brands Careers

Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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