Many of us have a problem following through on our intentions. And it’s more than just a difficulty in predicting our future desires. It’s not like “Gee, I thought I wanted to get in shape but it turned out there was always... »
Archive for January, 2011
Monday, January 24th, 2011
Beeminder is goal-tracking with teeth. We plot your progress on a yellow brick road to your goal and if you go off track we take your money. The Beeminder blog is written by the co-founders, Bethany Soule, Daniel Reeves, and Andy Brett, and Beeminder's resident fitness expert, Melanie Reeves Wicklow.
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Akrasia (ancient Greek ἀκρασία, "lacking command over oneself") is the state of acting against one's better judgment, not doing what one genuinely wants to do. It encompasses procrastination, lack of self-control, lack of follow-through, and any kind of addictive behavior.