FileMaker 16 Progress Bar, Environment and Motivation

FileMaker 16 Progress Bar in a Card Window

Vince Dolan of the Support Group shows a very slick way to easily build two types of FileMaker 16 progress bars using a Card window, a data viewer, and some basic html. There isn't a downloadable file, but this is simple enough to put it together from the video:

Jazz it up

If you want to snazzy it up a bit, check out these links at w3schools for some help:

Basic Progress Bars

Complete Progress Bar HTML Reference

Don't overlook the Try it Yourself demo, either.

Simple and functional, or get fancy. Either way, you have an easy way to add a FileMaker 16 progress bar.

And nothing would stop you from adding it as a Webviewer on a standard page, either.  Just be sure to freeze your window so it always displays.

Source: How to Create a Progress Bar in FileMaker Pro


Motivation is Overvalued.  Environment Often Matters More.

James Clear rarely disappoints with his research into human behavior.  And this time is no exception:

It can be tempting to blame failure on a lack of willpower or a scarcity of talent, and to attribute success to hard work, effort, and grit.

To be sure, those things matter. What is interesting, however, is that if you examine how human behavior has been shaped over time, you discover that motivation (and even talent) is often overvalued. In many cases, the environment matters more.

Let me share an example that surprised me when I first learned of it.

Clear talks about one of my favorite reads,  Guns, Germs, and Steel, by scientist Jared Diamond .  In his book, Diamond talks about the differences that occur due to different environments, from a macro down to a micro level.  Clear discusses some of Diamond's finding, and gives you three ways to design your environment to maximize your success.  A must read for those struggling to overcome a bad environment.  Or to those just seeking a way to improve their own.


All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.

Juvenal

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