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This article was published on January 4, 2009

12 Web Services Designed to Help You Achieve Your Goals

12 Web Services Designed to Help You Achieve Your Goals
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Don’t Break The Chain

Made popular by a motivation technique supposedly used by Jerry Seinfeld, the idea behind the site is to create a number of repeated small improvements to form a chain. This simple motivation tool supports your goals by providing a visual reminder to focus on your goals, daily.

picture-9Life Tango

A community of people setting life goals, sharing them with each other, and tracking progress and milestones along the way. Start off by completing a brainstorming wizard to set goals in various areas of your life, and you can also have a peak at other peoples which may remind you of ones you’d forgotten.



Joe’s Goals is a simple but very effective site where you can post all of your goals, daily, weekly, etc. and can check things off as you get them done them, and it keeps track of everything for you – again the idea is to try and keep a chain of “done’s”.

Joe’s LogBook

Joe’s Logbook integrates seamlessly with Joe’s Goals, in fact, it’s basically a feature upgrade. It’s designed to help you keep several small, user-specified diaries which you can update at any time from a simple grid. Joe’s Logbook ideal for those daily activities, like maintaining a food diary.


Wish Done is a social network which is unique as the idea behind the site to let you create two personal profiles. One profile represents who you are now, the second is your “wish” profile, which includes your hopes and aspirations. You can connect with friends based on those hopes and aspirations, join groups, and use their blogging tool if you so wish.


Mecanbe (Me Can Be…get it?) is a Goal / Plan Tracking tool with social networking embedded. It lets you create and track your rea life goals online and add tasks to achieve them.

With self-assessments, task outlines, and support groups, Mecanbe can be useful to individuals as well as teams.


picture-13Goalmigo is a new online community that helps you set, track and find supporters for you to reach your goals. The tracking and support tools are helpful for this type of online community, and it’s clear that Goalmigo is going after some of the most important aspects of sticking to your guns.


picture-15Lifetick is a well designed goals/tasks setting web application. The free version allows you to set up to four goals – the paid version allows unlimited goals. It’s simple, quick and easy to use, allows you to break your goals into categories, has a journal function and sends you email reminders to make sure you’re getting on with things!

picture-1643 Things

43 Things is probably the most popular “goal oriented” social network. The idea behind the site is to list list 43 goals/tasks/etc you want to do or achieve, and it highlights other people who have similar goals. These similar people then act as your support group as you go about achieving your goals.


picture-17Inpowr is a serviced focused on well being and the scientific methodology used to achieve it. It does however, allow for connecting, sharing and the empowerment other like-minded members bring.


picture-20Although not the prettiest site, 8Goals is no slouch. The site lets you detail all your life goals, divide them into “periods” until you’ve eventually achieved them – giving you a great way to track your progress.


picture-19GoalsOnTrack is a fantastic new goals/task management tool for people looking to achieve their goals without the social networking aspect. You can set your goals, the tasks to achieve them (including recurring tasks, due dates) and you’re also given a journal to keep tabs of your thoughts throughout. The site also offers Time Reports to manage how much time you’ve spent on each of the goals you’ve set yourself. Well worth trying out.

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