To help StickK to your resolutions

February 16, 2008

I was reading through Mike Arrington’s page and read about a site called StickK. StickK is a site that basically helps you keep your resolutions or commitments. For example if you wanted to quit smoking, the contract would say something along the lines of if you don’t quit smoking there will be a penalty. The penalty, if they fail their challenge, would be to donate money to a charity. You can also get friends and family in on it as your own support system to help you actually stay true to your commitment. In visiting the site, the sign up is pretty easy, almost anyone could do it, and you can customize your goals to your own specifications, which is helpful because you can go at your own pace with your commitment.   

I think it’s a pretty good concept. For the most part, people really don’t like to do anything unless there is a reward in the end, or they will do it if they know there will be negative consequences if not. I think the site will help some people achieve their goals/commitments if their stakes are at play. And I guess you wouldn’t join the site or sign the contract unless you actually wanted to say for example quit smoking.

I find it funny that they think that donating money to a charity is a punishment though, but that’s just me.



One Response to “To help StickK to your resolutions”

  1. mellaz Says:

    This is a great idea to rise money for charity and at the same time achieve your goal you commit to quit smoking or lose weight. We are in need for something like with the increasing number of over weighted people in our society. will attract many youth and regular use of the web; what impressed me the most about you designate a third-party, preferably a close friend or family member, to confirm your successes and file a report about your progress so you won’t cheat!

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