10 Productivity Tips to Tackle, Track Your Goals

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10 Productivity Tips to Tackle, Track Your Goals

Posted by Taylor Pipes on 06 Mar 2015

Posted by Taylor Pipes on 06 Mar 2015

Productivity is often a nebulous concept. Knowing when you’ve achieved a productive state can be even less concrete.

Evernote is a tool you can leverage to capture ideas and goals, and keep track of your progress.

Here are ten tips to use Evernote for goal setting and achieving well into 2015.

1. Write clearly

What does productivity mean to you? What are you hoping to accomplish? Write your clear, concise goals in Evernote so you can use them as a tangible touchpoint for all of your activities, whether they are suited for personal or professional pursuits.

2. Share goals

Getting other people interested and invested in your goals is a great way to create accountability. Create a goal note and share with colleagues or friends who can help champion and support your efforts.

3. Digital inspiration

With Evernote’s Web Clipper, you can browse the Web and collect inspiration related to the things you set out to accomplish.

4. Daily goals

Each day brings its own challenges. Since goals are readily available to you everywhere you use Evernote, make a point to revisit them on a daily basis to help keep you on track.

Tip: At the end of your business day, use Evernote to do a quick status check. Schedule and plan the following day and keep your rhythm going.

5. Monthly Review

As we head into the third month of 2015, it’s easy to lose focus of the goals you set in early January. Take the time to review what you have already accomplished so far this year. Ask yourself if your goals are still relevant and adjust your upcoming month’s goal list accordingly.

Tip: Try using Michael Hyatt’s system and template to keep track of all your important goals for 2015. Learn more.

6. Capture tasks

Keeping track of all your to-dos and tasks is critical to success. Make sure you capture the details in Evernote so you know what’s been completed, and what still needs to be done. Learn more.

7. When lightning strikes, capture it

Sometimes your best bolts of inspiration and ideas come at the most inopportune times. If you’re on the go, use an Evernote audio note to make sure you never lose another important idea — no matter where you are.

8. Increase focus

Create a “Focus” tag to make your selected tasks easy to find no matter which notebook they are in. Apply the tag to all your major to-do items or most important tasks.

9. The done list

Create a “Done” tag or notebook for the items you crossed off your list so you have a clear view of what’s done and what still needs doing.

10. Take time to reflect

Don’t forget to take stock of the things you’ve completed with Evernote. Sometimes there’s no better motivator than seeing a list of all you’ve accomplished already.

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  • Brian at Scrubly

    The “Done List” idea is probably my favorite in this post. I really dig being able to look back each week/month/year and see what I’ve done. Great list and a great app. Thanks!

  • Anna Johnson-Hill

    I use Evernote all the time for the ideas I get on the fly. My spontaneous business ideas or sparks of inspiration would be lost forever if I didn’t have a place to quickly store them. Thanks Evernote!

  • GrzegorzWeb

    This is really great advice. I use Evernote to capture my ideas and goals. You really inspire me to my work.