[This is a guest post by Beeminder superfan — and self-quantifier — Jake Jenkins who tells us the story of how Beeminder made all his dreams come true. Well, one particular dream, which will have come true in another year or so of hard work.] When I was 9 years old I went to a beach party. As the sun set and the bonfire was lit a guy broke out his guitar and started playing familiar songs. People gathered close to the fire, but closer to him, and broke into song as the music moved them. At that moment I realized that I wanted to learn how to play guitar.... »
Archive for January, 2012
Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
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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.