• Hamad Fuad

Why it’s so important to track our progress?

It feels good to finish something and move onto the next thing. Everyone told me about the feeling when crossing to dos… Satisfying moment. Your brain specifically seeks the hit of dopamine you get from crossing off small tasks and ignores working on larger, more complex ones. Let’s not get confused with when we should say that my tasks are small or big because not everything is so easily measured.

Let’s focus on how to stay committed to the work that matters most, we need to find ways to measure, track, and feel good about the progress we make every single day.

Do you know that making a progress in meaningful work is the most important thing? it motivate us to do more. Being able to see that we’re even one step closer to a big goal is a huge motivator as well.

We talked about our strategy to stay focused on our priority in our previous blog. But, there’s a reason we’re busier than ever but feel like nothing gets done. When all you see is a huge goal looming in front of you, it’s easy to get depressed and feel defeated.

We started to think how to motivate ourselves using simple presentation of analytics also be insightful? This is what we came up with:

Before we tell you more about it. Nural app is a personal assistant designed to help you perform at your best while working with your teammates. The concept is simple but it took us months to achieve all of this, hundreds of meetings and thousands of experiments on people.

How many times people ask you: Are you busy? Do you something important to do? How much you’ve completed? It’s like a routine, do you agree?

In Nural, we care about help you focus on get your most important things done first. Since priority is something we focus on… We decided to show you the progress of tasks with high, medium and low priority to shake you or calm you down when your high priority is 100%. We also show you how much you’ve completed to give you an overall progress.

The next time someone ask you How much you’ve completed? Take a screenshot from our app Nural LOL

“The more frequently people experience that sense of progress, the more likely they are to be creatively productive in the long run. Whether they are trying to solve a major scientific mystery or simply produce a high-quality product or service.”

Wrapping it up!

Tracking progress is a powerful tool. When you track your progress, you naturally become more purposeful about the work you do. Which can create the kind of meaning that so many of us search for in our daily work. You also have more insight into the value you’re creating and can show your boss or team lead the results of your daily tasks.

When you give yourself permission to focus on progress, not perfection, you’re putting yourself in a position to be more productive than ever.

Do you have a system in place for tracking progress? What works for you? Let us know in the comments.

Written by Hamad Fuad, CEO at Nural

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