Whatever makes it easier for you to progress is a great thing so I'd definitely recommending sticking with whatever works for you. I'm always surprised at the number of people who strictly track their workouts though - it's not something that I've ever done religiously. If I'm timing a conditioning workout then I might record it but I always know exactly what my main lift numbers are at any one time. Remembering 5 or so numbers isn't exactly tough.
I would say that beginners (and even more advanced peeps) should be wary about placing too much emphasis on numerical tracking. I train to feel great, be able to do the activities that I love and avoid injury and illness. So I track my progress relative to those things and not numerical progression (which is rarely an exact science anyway).