activity/subgoal that support two different goals

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15 Mar, 2022 09:24 PM

New Goalscape user setting up my first goalscape. I have a weekly activity I would like to list as a subgoal. This particular activity supports 2 goals and could be listed under both. I don't want to duplicate, although I could do it that way.

Any advice/tips on how to handle this?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Richard Parslow on 15 Mar, 2022 09:45 PM

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    Hello Greg

    Great question!

    We are considering support for 'synergistic goals' (those that contribute to multiple higher-level goals) and will let you know when we have an elegant solution.

    In the meantime, rather than creating multiple copies of your synergistic goal (or habit), place it at Level 1 (next to the Main Goal at the center). Then you can use hyperlinks in its Notes field to link it to the 2 goals to which it contributes (and vice versa) – or you can use a Tag.

    To track your progress on a weekly activity, reset it to 0% at the start of each week and simply check it off as Achieved (100% Progress) when done; or for monthly reviews (say), add 25% progress for each week you completed the activity.

    If you need to know anything else please post again.

    Enjoy the journey!


  2. 2 Posted by gregg on 15 Mar, 2022 11:48 PM

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    This discussion is related:

    Recurring tasks -

    especially this reply:

    1 Posted by Richard Parslow on Jan 30, 2022 @ 08:32 AM - Support Staff -

    where it says,

    We are intending to support for recurring tasks and 'synergistic goals' (those that contribute to multiple higher-level goals) by creating them as different instances of the same goal under different parents (with updates made to any instance being reflected in all the others).

    (which would be ideal for me)


    in the web app, every goal has its own URL, so you can also use hyperlinks in the Notes fields of such goals to link them to each other.

    As of now, I am thinking of making 2 copies and updating each copy so that its update will propagate upwards. However I see with hyperlinks and tags how one might easily navigate to the other locations (instance parents) and update those manually. These are decent workarounds for now.

  3. Richard Parslow closed this discussion on 18 Oct, 2022 12:12 PM.

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