Archive for May, 2011

Akratics Anonymous

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
Akratics Anonymous

“I did all the right things and it didn’t work” The kind of people who say that, Beeminder is not for them. Beeminder is for goals you know you can achieve, and definitely want to achieve, yet historically have failed at. Some people don’t relate to the psychology there. Apparently you didn’t want it as bad as... »

Unintended Consequences

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011
Unintended Consequences

David Reiley is an economist and a Beeminder beta user, albeit one who has yet to partake of a commitment contract. He asks the following: For those of you who have given yourselves big incentives to do something, do you ever find that you are shortchanging other important areas of your life as a... »