How do you keep a goal forefront in your mind so you’re always motivated to work on it? I’ve tried all kinds of things in the past … as I’m sure most people have. Quotes and reminders seem great, but they eventually seem to become lost in the noise and get ignored. I also don’t like parading my goals around for everyone to see – goals are personal. The idea should rather be to keep goals where they’re most visible to the goal-setter and not to everyone else … and to make it move, shake, or shimmy around and continually remind the goal-setter of the vision that motivates them.
So this last year I came up with something that does that. It’s a little program that scrolls through a list of text and images that motivate me to achieve my goals. It automatically boots up and sits on top of all other programs in the top of my computer where the title-bar usually goes (it can also be dragged around my desktop). It also flashes at various times of the day to remind me to work on certain things. It also gauges how much time I have left in the day (starts out green, turns peach). Below is a screenshot.
If anyone else is interested let me know. I’ve been thinking about making a version where the content can be added on the fly (currently I have to recompile it with each change).