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The Evolution of My Time/Habit/Life Tracking

"A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have to start over, beginning with a working simple system." -John Gall

I built a pretty good daily tracking template, and I evolved it over time. It's serving me pretty well now. I'd like to show you the evolution.

Version 0 - I realized that tracking my time would be a good thing. I started writing down just one or two things per day.

Here's what my first day of tracking looked like:

26 May - Success

Dream the Impossible Dream.

On Percolate.

Yesterday kicked off my favorite month of the year: NaNoWriMo! In layman's terms it's National Novel Writing Month. I have always been a writer at heart and this month just excites me!

If you're looking to participate in this year's writing festivities, the best thing to do is to hop on over to nanowrimo.org and make yourself a profile. On the site you can read pep talks penned by famous writers like James Patterson, up date your word count (50,000 words is the goal for the month), hook up with people in your region who are writing, and connect with friends (my username is "kylatwenty" if you need a buddy!)

For further assistance in your writing endeavors, you can go to writeordie.com which will keep you motivated to write on the site's writing application by playing annoying music whenever too much time has elapsed in your writing process. The website offers downloads of the application for $10, but you can write on the site for free! You set word count goals and work against the clock to keep you moving forward. It has helped me tremendously!

My writing goals this year:

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