And today I learned that ‘as people approach a goal, external representations, which increase the ease of visualizing the goal, enhance goal pursuit’ Visualizing a goal, especially when you are close to the goal, helps increase motivation! (Cheema 2011)
And I can tell! Becka is 87% complete with a HUGE goal and I think this little status bar being so close has definitely contributed to her stream of facebook/blog posts being more and more excited for her trip and raising more and more money through various avenues (including riding her bike in front of a grocery store in the rain!)
Want to help her reach her goal? Visit BeckaBikes.com or click on the status bar to donate now!
Cheema, Amar, and Rajesh Bagchi. "The Effect of Goal Visualization on Goal Pursuit." Journal of Marketing 75.2 (2011): 109. Print.