Previously on the Beeminder Blog… How can we set up a commitment contract with minimal risk that we’ll regret it? It’s a tricky balancing act. You want something solid enough that you’ve truly committed yourself to your goal and can’t weasel out whenever a friend bakes some brownies (or whatever). But... »
Archive for August, 2011
Wednesday, August 31st, 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, Daniel Reeves and Bethany Soule, along with Andy Brett, Philip Hellyer, 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.