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If you want to re-ignite your hunger and focus for a given objective, pay attention to any "temporal landmarks" between now and the completion time of the goal. Use public events, birthdays or planned breaks as episode dividers in the path ahead.
Arrange a book deadline for after your birthday or a weight-loss target for when you get back from a conference.
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Keep this technique for when you're confident this isn't a risk.
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