Y’all. It’s time to get real.
Do you ever say you’re going to do something… and then not do it? Set a goal then quit when it gets hard? Rationalize cheating yourself of your dreams? Yeah. Me too. I do that all the time.
Part of the transformation I am trying to achieve through Live Great, is changing that exact thing about myself. It’s all too common in today’s society. Does anyone even make New Year’s Resolutions anymore? They’re more like New Year’s Kinda-Wanna’s. 92% of us fall through – usually for no good reason.
A Tool for Change
This time, I am changing all of that. Enter stickk.com.
The gist of it is this: we work harder to not lose what we already have than to gain what we do not have. It’s called risk aversion. On Stickk, you set the terms of any goal you like. You then set a dollar amount that you will be billed every week if you do not follow through with the goal you set. Each week both you and a coach of your choice report on your performance. This money can go to a friend, a foe, a charity, or an “anti-charity” (ex. American Nazi Party).
When I first heard of this site a couple years ago, I didn’t think much of it. I never even looked back until Tuesday when the Six Pack Project started, Only three days in, I can say it is pretty damn effective.
I chose the recipient of my money to be my step-father-in-law. He’s not my enemy, but I definitely do not want to give him my money. My mother-in-law will be my coach. She promised that she will be honest and hard on me if I try to get around any of the rules.
My goals are 1) Eating according to the Six Pack Plan and 2) exercising at least 30 minutes per day. For each goal, each week I do not follow through completely I will be billed $100. That’s $100 x two goals x twenty six weeks = $5,200 on the line!
That is more than 25% of my annual income! Ain’t no sugar worth that much money, honey!
The point is that I am all in. Bring the chocolate, bring the cookies. Bring the tired cranky hangry waves. I will charge past them all and I will bring you a six pack in six months.
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Get serious about your goals this time. Commit yourself, your time, and your money. Commit all you have and everything in you. Get after it.
As always, live greatly my friends!