If you want to start off 2010 feeling like you're really getting stuff done and not just planning to get it done, you'll want to check out the Concrete Goals Tracker.
We first introduced you to the Concrete Goals Tracker in 2008, since then David Seah — the creative mind behind the tracker — has been cranking out more productivity forms and updating his old ones like the Goals Tracker. What is the Concrete Goals Tracker? Available as various sized printouts or as an Excel spreadsheet the Concrete Goals Tracker helps you chart out the actual work you do over the course of a week. David writes:
As you accomplish various goal-related items throughout the day, fill in the appropriate bubble to log the points. At the end of the day, you will see how well you did (or didn't). Each CGT form tracks an entire week, so you will see how you did every day, and week-by-week...and most importantly, what you did to move yourself along your path. Since the items on the task list award points only for tangible results, you will have made actual progress.
Concrete Goals Tracker isn't designed to be a planner or calendar, you can't look at it and say "Last Tuesday I wrote 100 lines of code for Project Z" — unless you scribbled that in the notes section, of course. You can however use it to gauge whether or not what you're doing at home or in the office is actually generating tangible results and if your week or month as a whole has been productive.
Check out the full article at David's site for additional pictures, information about using the system, and tons of free templates.
Concrete Goals Tracker: 2010 Update [David Seah]