Question for those of you with "One Must Do Task of the Day" goals

How “stretch” are your tasks. Are they pretty reaching or can they be
accomplished fairly quickly/easily.

I set a must do last night that was a little too overreaching and I can
only watch as the time ticks down and I derail tonight.

Looking for a balance of “too easy” and “too much.”

Also a question for you Daniel, how many times in the past 2 years have you
derailed (if any) on your must do goal?

https://www.beeminder.com/d/goals/mustdo


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Mine vary. Lately they’ve tended to be easy in terms of time and
effort, but often are things that I would normally procrastinate about
for days or months (e.g., anything involving communicating with
humans) or simple things that I REALLY want to get done regardless of
what else comes up in the day.

When I choose harder must-dos, it’s usually just several small things
strung together such as “On Saturday I will eat the strawberries, eat
some of the pawpaw, cook the kale, wash the pig’s feet four times, and
focus on always working from my tasks lists even for relaxation and
fun.” (yes, I DO procrastinate about eating foods; I am pathetic).

I have been feeling lately that I should make my must-dos harder, but
I haven’t yet got around to doing anything about that…

Alys

On 18 July 2014 13:00, Kenny Yang yangkennyk@gmail.com wrote:

How “stretch” are your tasks. Are they pretty reaching or can they be
accomplished fairly quickly/easily.

I set a must do last night that was a little too overreaching and I can only
watch as the time ticks down and I derail tonight.

Looking for a balance of “too easy” and “too much.”

Also a question for you Daniel, how many times in the past 2 years have you
derailed (if any) on your must do goal?

https://www.beeminder.com/d/goals/mustdo


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It’s been at least 5 derailments to get me to $810 there. I might’ve
dropped the pledge a couple times. At $810 I’m super conservative
about what I commit to as my mustdo tasks! Now that you mention it I
might be better off dropping the pledge a bit and setting more
ambitious mustdos.

Speaking of mustdo goals reminds me of GTBee. We still haven’t gotten
around to launching this kickstarter-like thing –
https://backer.app.net/preview-483/?preview=8tvc6Ga6 – for Android
GTBee but I’d love to hear from people who’ve tried both GTBee as well
as Beeminder mustdo goals.

On Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 8:00 PM, Kenny Yang yangkennyk@gmail.com wrote:

How “stretch” are your tasks. Are they pretty reaching or can they be
accomplished fairly quickly/easily.

I set a must do last night that was a little too overreaching and I can only
watch as the time ticks down and I derail tonight.

Looking for a balance of “too easy” and “too much.”

Also a question for you Daniel, how many times in the past 2 years have you
derailed (if any) on your must do goal?

https://www.beeminder.com/d/goals/mustdo


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http://dreev.es – search://"Daniel Reeves"
Goal tracking + Commitment contracts == http://beeminder.com

On 18 July 2014 05:25, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.com wrote:

Speaking of mustdo goals reminds me of GTBee. We still haven’t gotten
around to launching this kickstarter-like thing –
Not Found – for Android
GTBee but I’d love to hear from people who’ve tried both GTBee as well
as Beeminder mustdo goals.

Have you tried putting “launch the kickstarter for Android GTBee” in your
GTBee? :wink:

I’ve tried neither but I would be super interested in funding the Android
GTBee.

On Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 8:00 PM, Kenny Yang yangkennyk@gmail.com wrote:

How “stretch” are your tasks. Are they pretty reaching or can they be
accomplished fairly quickly/easily.

I set a must do last night that was a little too overreaching and I can
only
watch as the time ticks down and I derail tonight.

Looking for a balance of “too easy” and “too much.”

Also a question for you Daniel, how many times in the past 2 years have
you
derailed (if any) on your must do goal?

https://www.beeminder.com/d/goals/mustdo


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I use mine mostly for simple, short, and highly akratic things: vacuuming,
calling my lawyer, dealing with some niggling household issue, finally
sending that email at work, finally responding to this survey, etc. etc.
Things that are getting down to the bottom of my to-do list, in other
words, that have been languishing.

Braden

On Fri Jul 18 2014 at 2:19:48 AM, David MacIver david@drmaciver.com wrote:

On 18 July 2014 05:25, Daniel Reeves dreeves@beeminder.com wrote:

Speaking of mustdo goals reminds me of GTBee. We still haven’t gotten
around to launching this kickstarter-like thing –
Not Found – for Android
GTBee but I’d love to hear from people who’ve tried both GTBee as well
as Beeminder mustdo goals.

Have you tried putting “launch the kickstarter for Android GTBee” in your
GTBee? :wink:

I’ve tried neither but I would be super interested in funding the Android
GTBee.

On Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 8:00 PM, Kenny Yang yangkennyk@gmail.com wrote:

How “stretch” are your tasks. Are they pretty reaching or can they be
accomplished fairly quickly/easily.

I set a must do last night that was a little too overreaching and I can
only
watch as the time ticks down and I derail tonight.

Looking for a balance of “too easy” and “too much.”

Also a question for you Daniel, how many times in the past 2 years have
you
derailed (if any) on your must do goal?

https://www.beeminder.com/d/goals/mustdo


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