Revamped Concrete Goals Tracker Progress

New CGT Design It’s amazing what a difference a day makes. After yesterday’s crawl through long-standing pools of my own procrastination juices and undoing some old mind tricks, I’m finding that “just making stuff” is a lot easier.

I’ve been working on the digital download version of the Concrete Goals Tracker today, which will be part of a “form kit” that I’m planning to sell. I’m still planning on offering the basic forms for free, but for the first time people will be able to buy source code and customized versions for nominal prices. I’m making some super-clean, easily-customizable Adobe Illustrator CS4 templates that use publicly-available Unicode fonts (the DejaVu family) so people don’t need to buy the Helvetica Neue family. I’m also drafting a license agreement, which is a surprisingly interesting exercise.

The most exciting thing about today’s progress is that I think I’ve crossed some kind of productivity threshold, at least in terms of having the right mentality and a system of principles that help drive it. I’ve tricked myself into action before, of course, but it seems different today. My guess is that it’s because I’ve identified a key self-limiting belief, and the non-productive energy that went resisting myself is gone. It’s too early to tell, of course, but I am seeing connections between the various systems I’ve been making that were not there before. And for the first time, I think I know how to orchestrate all these interactions in a way that keeps me lightly in command of possibility, as opposed to being enslaved by it.

6 Comments

  1. poscogrubb 5 years ago

    Very cool idea to sell the templates! I don’t like DejaVu much for print uses, though. It’ll be interesting to see how you use it on the forms.

  2. Dave Seah 5 years ago

    If you look at the earlier screenshot from this week, you can see how it looks. It’s a little wobbly-looking, but passable.

  3. chris 5 years ago

    *** LOVE *** all you are doing, keep up the great ideas and inspiration !

  4. cynthia 5 years ago

    i’m just wondering if some of your productivity creations can be worked into planit you. hmmmm.

  5. Brian 4 years ago

    I’m a recent convert to your excellent ETP product, and would jump right on a ‘forms pack’ that I can use to remix a similarly styled sheet for doing One-on-ones in my company.

    Check out Manager Tools podcast and attached assets to see what I’m thinking of.

    It’s less a personal productivity tool than an organizational effectiveness one.

  6. Author
    Dave Seah 4 years ago

    Hey Brian!

    I’ll have to release this soon…I’ve been sitting on it because I wasn’t sure whether I needed to first add a Inkscape version, or make giant bitmaps available as well.

A message from Dave:

I really believe we all benefit when we share our own perspectives on common experiences. It would be great if you added your own anecdotes and comments, even if you don't necessarily agree with the premise of the post; that's just good conversation in my book. The house rules are "treat each other with kindness and respect" and "enjoy the flow of ideas!"

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>