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Many people use a commitment device or game their surroundings to get and stay motivated.
You can physically help your goal by things like throwing away your junk food, only showering at the gym so that you go there, and similar activities aimed at focussing on your goal. People also use public commitments in social media to stay motivated by peer pressure.
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“When you quit something that you had initially wanted to do, it’s because the reasons to stop eventually came to outweigh the reasons to continue. Thus, to maintain your motivation you can either strengthen the reasons to keep going or weaken the reasons to quit. Succ...
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The biggest problem we face with completing our projects isn’t productivity**or time management, but motivation management**.
When you’re sufficiently motivated to accomplish something, you’ll move heaven and earth to do it.
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Set small, incremental goals that are sufficiently exciting to be motivating and for which you have a reasonable expectation of completing.
“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.”
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A Commitment Device is a psychological technique to help us stay committed to our long-term aspirations when faced with short-term distractions or temptations.
When embarking on any new goal or habit, never rely on willpower and good intentions alone to see you through.
What many people fail at with long-term commitments is that they make their initial vision too rigid.
Flexible commitment can help overcome this by bringing together two properties. Flexibility to change the terms of your goal as information becomes available allow...
A group supporting you with your goals can be an effective technique for motivation. It is a form of public commitment and peer pressure to keep you from postponing or giving up upon your goals.
You can also use social media to announce and provide updates on your self-improvement endeavor...
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