Via the review tab, it is possible to see your progress towards obtaining certain badges.
For any badge which requires multiple instances of an activity (i.e. 80 edits, earned 200 reputation on 50 occasions, etc.) is it possible to see your progress? If not, why not?
I know that badges shouldn't be one's goal necessarily, but they seem to do their job in encouraging activity. Maybe being aware of how close or far you are from another badge would be more enticing.