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Friday, May 6, 2011

Lean Quote: Relish in you work with iDoneThis.com

On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within Lean active learning is an important aspect on this journey because without learning we can not improve.

"Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating." — Denis Waitley

If you want to reach your goal it is important to look at your accomplishments along the way. Most goals have challenges that need to be overcome to be successful. Each hurdle that you overcome gets you one step closer to your goal. Instead of waiting to celebrate the final achievement of your objectives, seek small ways to celebrate each little victory. These small rewards will spur you on to more action that will ultimately lead you to the doorstep of the destiny you deserve. Overcoming the challenges in front of you will create a sense of pride and joy in your accomplishments. Remember to enjoy the process along the journey.

With respect to this topic I recently came across an interesting website called iDoneThis.com It essentially keeps track of what you have done.

It is simple to use by signing up for an account with an email address.  They send you an email once a day that you reply to with you accomplishments.  They keep track of your results like this:

I can see a number of uses for this website from performance reviews to project milestones. Since it doesn't have search capabilities looking back over time might be difficult. iDoneThis.com is worth taking a look at and experimenting a little.

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  1. What a great share this is! I've been looking for something like this for simple project management (milestones and such), will see if this works!

  2. Thanks so much for writing about iDoneThis, Tim. I'm a co-founder. I'd be happy to answer any questions your users might have.

    lean manufacturing: do let me know how you like iDoneThis!