How to Stay on Track for Your SMART Goals Throughout the New Year

One of our most recent posts laid out tips for making SMART professional goals for 2021. Remember, SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-based. Now that the new year is underway, your emphasis can track your progress in meeting these goals. These four tools are solid options for tracking your SMART goals.  

Milestone Planner  

Milestone Planner is a powerful visual project management tool. While groups can use it to work on tasks and projects, it is also great for individuals who want to see their progress and measure their goals. Drag-and-drop interface and color customization make it easier to track your overall progress on your milestones. Milestone Planner has a free standard edition, but you can upgrade to a professional edition to unlock all features.  


Goalscape offers a variety of visual features and reporting options. Goals are organized in “wheels,” by type, with the size of the wheel representing the relative importance of each goal. This allows you to track by goal priority and category. This versatility comes with a cost, though. The app (available for Windows, Mac, and web use) is pricy, but there is a 14-day free trial, allowing you to see if it’s worth the price for you.  

Goals On Track  

Not only does this software help you track SMART goals, but it also teaches you how to create them in a very detailed way by breaking them down into steps. Then, as you implement your plan to reach your goals, Goals On Track uses graphics, a habit tracker, a time tracker, a journal, and various charts and reports so you can easily see your progress. Unfortunately, there’s no free version.  

This app is a great choice for tracking personal goals and day-to-day activities, and it offers numerous features to keep track of projects and activities, including voice notes. The interface is intuitive and easy-to-use, and the simplicity of the app helps you modify entries quickly. And the Event feature is especially useful, allowing you to associate tasks with events and add people to events.  

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Looking for another great tool for reaching your 2021 SMART goals? TradeSTAR works with top employers with several offices across Texas for your convenience. If you’re on the hunt for a technician opportunity, contact our team today or browse our online job search portal 

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