For many of us, the start of a new year is a clean page; a chance to make a fresh start on a new or existing personal or professional goal. However, whether simple or ambitious, New Year’s resolutions may be very easy to make, but they can be very difficult to keep. There are many reasons New Year’s resolutions are abandoned, ranging from simply forgetting about them to struggling to find a way to measure progress.
Fortunately, as with so many things, there are tech tools and apps that can help you follow through on the commitments you made on December 31.
If you’re looking for tech tools and tips—ranging from apps and hardware created for the sole purpose of managing resolutions to new ways to leverage the tools you’re likely already using every day — to help you stay on track to meet your New Year’s goals, this article features insight from 10 members of Forbes Technology Council, including Ascendle’s Founder and CEO Dave Todaro.
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
“My personal favorite is stickK. It uses a bit of social engineering—and putting your money where your mouth is—to help you stick with your goals. Set up a goal, attach a dollar amount, choose a destination such as a charity you love (or an “anti-charity” instead), and tap someone to keep you honest. Meet your commitment and pay nothing, or—if you slip a little—the money comes out of your pocket.” – Dave Todaro