SMART goal achievement with improved willpower, motivation and self-control

Willpower is a general strength which influences how we think, how we act and how capable we are to reach our goals. Willpower is more critical to success and happiness in life than intelligence. This Android app helps you to improve your willpower, motivation and self-control in the short-term and in the long-term, based on scientifically proven methods.

Boost your willpower

The function “Willpower Boost” motivates you to take actions which strengthen your willpower in the specific situation you are in. In addition it gives easy to understand instructions and learns over time to support you even better. This will take you one step further towards your goals, whenever you use this app and apply this method.

Manage your goals

Plan SMART goals, visualize them, and track your progress on a regular basis. This helps you to keep your goals in mind and to remain motivated.

Comment and Evaluate

Comment on your goal achievement in a diary which supports you to keep your thoughts clearly arranged. Evaluate and keep track of your ability to overcome willpower challenges and improve the way you achieve your goals.



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Boosting Your Willpower Based On Scientifically Proven Methods

The willpower boost function automatically considers the "environment conditions" and suggests actions for overcoming willpower challenges. This function makes goal achievement more efficient, motivates to take action to strengthen your willpower and improves your self-control. You can configure reminders for willpower boosts. At least one goal should be added in the list before this function is available.

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Planning Your Goal With The SMART Goal Planner Function

The Willpower Challenge App supports creating a plan for goal achievement by adding tasks to goals. With this method goal achievement becomes a 4-step process Plan - Do - Check - Act.

Plan:

1. Decide which goal you would like to achieve, add your SMART goal to the goal list, document and visualize your goal with pictures links and comments in the goal detail view. 

2. Create a plan how you would like to achieve your goal by defining the tasks that will need to be completed to achieve your goal. Add these tasks in the goal detail view via the corresponding function in the menu bar.

3. Sort all tasks by priority inside the task list

4. Define the start and end date and time of each task

5. Optimize the reminders of the tasks, the default setting is "reminder at start"


Do:

Complete the tasks and check them off in the task list.


Check: 

Check your progress in the goal detail view on a regular basis.


Act:

If you are getting behind schedule take action, for example reserve more time of the week to work on your goal.


Tracking Your Progress

Progress tracking keeps you motivated to work on your goal and it indicates wether you are on schedule with your goal achievement. The app supports 2 different methods to track progress, the Earned Value Method and simple measurements of a value.

1. Earned Value Method

The earned value method is a project management technique for measuring project performance and progress. This method is most suitable for complex goals where no simple measurement such as body weight, savings, or jogging lap duration can be used to track progress. Complex goals are for example managing stress, making a career step or building a house. 

The earned value method can be used in combination with a simple measurement, as depicted in the screen shot on the left for the example of the goal "loose weight". 

In this app the earned value is based on the number of completed task and is therefore an indicator of how much "work" you have already completed compared to the total amount of "work" which needs to be completed for goal achievement. The progress is displayed with circular progress tracking bars, one for the weekly progress and one for the overall progress. 


2. Simple measurements of a value

During goal setup in the goal configuration wizard you can chose if a measurement shall be used to track progress. The measurement can have a user defined name, unit and number of decimals.



«What lies within our power to do,

also lies within our power not to do»

Aristotle, 384-322 B.C., Greek philosopher and polymath

Optimizing The Willpower Boost Function

The Willpower Boost Function can be optimized with a machine learning algorithm. Once engough data is available (at least 6-10 willpower challenge data sets), select the learning function in the evaluation section of the app. The function learns from previous successes and failures for overcoming willpower challenges and will thereafter adapt the suggestions for actions based on this learning.


Adding Preconfigured Goals From A List Of Goal Ideas

The app contains preconfigured goals. These are goals where a part of the planning is already done, some of them even contain a complete set of tasks which need to be completed to achieve the goal.

1. Select the preconfigured goal you would like to achieve from the list.

2. Set a target date of the goal.

3. Define the time slots of your week when you would like to work on the goal.

4. The app adds the goal into the goal list and plans the tasks needed to achieve the goal into the calendar (not for all preconfigured goals available yet).


Additional pre-configured goals including tasks are under development and will be released soon.


Goal ideas are available from the following 7 goal types:

- Intellectual goals

- Emotional goals

- Physical goals

- Social goals

- Environmental goals

- Financial goals

- Spiritual goals


The Goal Configuration Wizard

With the goal configuration wizard you can configure user-defined goals and preconfigured goals. The wizard is automatically started when a goal is added to the goal list; it guides you through a step by step process to define your goal cornerstones. 


Boosting Your Motivation With Motivational Quotes

Browse in a list of motivational quotes, mark the ones you most like and configure reminders for random motivational quotes of the day. This helps to keep you motivated to work on your goals on a regular basis.


How it works

The Willpower Boost function suggests 3 out of 22 actions which strengthen your willpower in the specific situation you are in. Choose one of these 3 actions and then evaluate if the action was successful or helpful. Configure reminders to not forget your daily willpower training.

The power of writing a diary

By writing down our thoughts, ideas and problems, we are forced to structure them. This process has a relaxing effect and problems are becoming less imposing. But also happy and cheerful thoughts are worth to note down. Commenting on both - obstructive and cheerful thoughts - related to your goals and willpower challenges helps you to achieve your goals more efficiently.

How to get started

Download the app from Google Play or from Amazon, define one or several goals you would like to achieve and then boost your willpower whenever needed with the willpower boost function . Remember to keep goals SMART - Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time bound. 


We are constantly extending our product with new concepts and features. Here we are informing about our future releases.  

If you wish to help to improve the app, please send us a mail or fill in the feedback form inside the app.