An Extra Level of Task Accountability

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#1

Asana has greatly improved my time management, and while there is a great and rewarding feeling from completing a task, there is still nothing discouraging me from putting something off for too long which sometimes results in deleting it or just changing it altogether, which kind of makes a no-drawbacks situation for a mindset along the lines of, “I don’t want to do that right now, I’d rather do this instead.”

If were able to mark a task (or subtask) as failed (which would also remove it from the incomplete/upcoming list) there could be an extra level of accountability that I could add to my life using Asana. If there were a tracking feature for them as well, I’m sure the feeling of opening the graph and seeing that you’ve only failed one or two tasks for an entire month would be a wonderful reason to keep doing what you’re doing well.


#2

Can you achieve this using a “failed” tag and creating reports to deal with them at a higher level?


#3

With that method, they still appear in the regular tasklist and clutter up the workflow even when the deadline for the failed task has long past.


#4

You can still complete them so they disappear, they would still appear in your report.


#5

Then the total for completed tasks would be skewed by the exact amount of tagged fails, which kind of defeats the impact of looking at those statistics anymore.