The guilt and shame associated with not completing goals can be suffocating. This is a difficult time of year for many people already, let alone having to sit and reminisce on all the failed attempts at resolutions you’ve made in the past. To say that those disappointing thoughts didn’t leave you with an encouraged vibe is the understatement of the year! But do we just throw in the towel, and say bye bye to goal setting entirely? I’m not convinced that that is the winning strategy we all need to take. We all have a few things we would like to refine in our own lives, but I think what I have been missing all these years is a community of people who want to help keep me accountable. I find it so easy to cheat on myself when it comes to resolution time, but when I feel like I will be letting others down if I don’t follow through on my plan of attack, it always seems to give me the extra boost I need to stay on track. I stumbled across the site called StickK, and I think it might just be the perfect tool that will enable you to liberate yourself from all those past failures.
Here is how it all works!
Pick your goal and set all the parameters
Lose 15lbs., clean out the garage, save for retirement—you can create any type of goal you want! At stickK, we value that your goals are your goals. That’s why we provide users with the ability to create any type of Commitment they want using a custom Commitment Contract or personalize any of our preset goals—it’s your goal, so it’s your choice.
Defining your own goal is just the first step towards holding yourself accountable.
It’s important to know what your goal is. But it’s more important to know what it’ll take you to actually accomplish your goal.
The possibility of losing money? A Referee who verifies your reports? Supporters who cheer you on along the way? Everyone’s different.
With that said…our data shows that creating a Commitment Contract with:
A Referee increases your chances of success by up to 2x
Financial stakes increase your chances of success by up to 3x
What will it take you?
Whether you’d like to get your loved ones involved or share your success with your friends and family, stickK provides you with the tools you need to stay motivated.
Track your progress via your weekly reports
Post text or images to your Commitment Journal to record your progress
Invite friends and family members to monitor your progress and cheer you on—they’ll receive regular progress updates via email and will be able to post words of encouragement in your Commitment Journal.
Let’s take a quick look at one users example of how it all breaks down.
Goal : ‘Purpleshoes’ wants to go Vegan!
At Stake (Besides social shame if she fails, lol) : $180 (36 Weeks at $5/week)
Referee : cyjames
Supporters : NZLDreaming & ronald0126
Five weeks into her thirty-six week plan, and she is batting a thousand! Well done Purpleshoes!