When it comes to accomplishing your goals and staying motivated, it is important to employ “commitment devices.” A commit device is any strategy that will give strong incentives to adhere to your commitment, even when there is no third party enforcing that commitment.
One good commitment device you can employ is to get others involved in your goals. Tell them about your goals; and tell them what you’re going to accomplish and when you’re going to do it.
Now, when you’re attempting to accomplish your goals, you’ll have a built-in mechanism reinforcing your efforts: shame. If you fail to accomplish what you set out to do, you’ll have to report this to others; and look stupid as a result.
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