Can I decrease the pledge on my goal?
You can lower your pledge if you wish, but there are some caveats:
- This has a 7-day wait to take effect, like anything which makes your goal easier.
- Each step-down requires a click, and each one takes seven days to take effect (but if you need to do multiple step-downs and it feels unfair to wait, you can contact support after the first one completes, and ask for us to step it down to the correct level).
- You can only lower your pledge as far as $5, unless you have a Beemium subscription. If you have Beemium, you can lower the pledge all the way to $0, though we don't really recommend this.
To do this, click on your current pledge amount to open up the "Adjust pledge" modal:
You can also do this from the "Pledge" section under the "Commitment" tab below the graph.
To go ahead and lower your pledge, click "decrease pledge to $X".
Once you've set up a stepdown, you'll be able to see the planned new pledge in the header. In this screenshot, the pledge is decreasing from $30 to $10.
You can click on the pledge again to recheck the modal if you want to see what date the change will kick in. The screenshot below shows the change I just made will kick on 2022-02-17.
If you change your mind, you can click "Cancel change", and the countdown will stop. In this example, the pledge will then stay at $30!
After the akrasia horizon, your new pledge will kick in and your next derailment will charge you at $10.
Keywords: changing the amount at stake