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Hello All,

Just a bit of a rant/question here - I've always been curious if OTHER people would use a tool that I developed for myself that has completely changed my life. Things only worked out for me after I decided to set goals and vision. But not only that - it changed only after I committed to review my goals and vision every morning and every night.

I've taken it a step further - I developed an app for myself that will actually CHARGE my credit card $10 every time I don't open the app and accept the "Terms and Conditions" (goals and expectations) for the life I want. The funds go to charity. The result - I've lost about $100 over the last six months. However, I have forced myself to review my goals over 720 times in the last year, and when you are forced to face your own expectations - you have a hard time making excused.

Do you think it's something that could help people, or is it addressing a symptom instead of the cause?
 

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I was actually thinking of doing something similar. Every day I write down my goals and I write them down with rewards and punishments but once or twice I didn't follow through on the punishments and I wished there was something that could always be accountable.

The problem with mine is that it'd be hard to keep track of the goals, but if the goal of your app is only to make the user spend time looking at their goals, then that would be much easier to execute.

So I think it's a good idea, and it's definitely something I'd use
 

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Hello All,

Just a bit of a rant/question here - I've always been curious if OTHER people would use a tool that I developed for myself that has completely changed my life. Things only worked out for me after I decided to set goals and vision. But not only that - it changed only after I committed to review my goals and vision every morning and every night.

I've taken it a step further - I developed an app for myself that will actually CHARGE my credit card $10 every time I don't open the app and accept the "Terms and Conditions" (goals and expectations) for the life I want. The funds go to charity. The result - I've lost about $100 over the last six months. However, I have forced myself to review my goals over 720 times in the last year, and when you are forced to face your own expectations - you have a hard time making excused.

Do you think it's something that could help people, or is it addressing a symptom instead of the cause?
I like how you found a way for it to cause some form of pain if you keep your commitment.
 

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Hello All,

Just a bit of a rant/question here - I've always been curious if OTHER people would use a tool that I developed for myself that has completely changed my life. Things only worked out for me after I decided to set goals and vision. But not only that - it changed only after I committed to review my goals and vision every morning and every night.

I've taken it a step further - I developed an app for myself that will actually CHARGE my credit card $10 every time I don't open the app and accept the "Terms and Conditions" (goals and expectations) for the life I want. The funds go to charity. The result - I've lost about $100 over the last six months. However, I have forced myself to review my goals over 720 times in the last year, and when you are forced to face your own expectations - you have a hard time making excused.

Do you think it's something that could help people, or is it addressing a symptom instead of the cause?
It is honestly pretty cool
 

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Never heard of stickK, it's very cool. Rep + @AgainstAllOdds

I've heard of the weight loss betting sites but not for other goals. I understand the appeal, you bet let's say $400 you'll lose 30 pounds in x amount of time and if you do, you get your $400 back plus some other % based on the body fat lost. Most people are motivated by money so it works
 
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Never heard of stickK, it's very cool. Rep + @AgainstAllOdds

I've heard of the weight loss betting sites but not for other goals. I understand the appeal, you bet let's say $400 you'll lose 30 pounds in x amount of time and if you do, you get your $400 back plus some other % based on the body fat lost. Most people are motivated by money so it works
I've thought of services like this before but how do you know the person isn't just saying they did X? I like daily goal review because you either do it or you don't.

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I've thought of services like this before but how do you know the person isn't just saying they did X? I like daily goal review because you either do it or you don't.

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From the weight loss betting sites-- I remember them requiring very detailed before and after pictures. Same clothes, same location with good lighting and even a video sometimes (hard to photoshop the scale in a video I guess). It's usually pretty apparent if you take a photo of someone at 180 and then a picture 4 months later at 125. But for other goals, yes I can see it getting sticky. I have my goals everyday but if a client calls and something is a rush then I do that because it's more important to me.
 

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