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Sriharsh Mallela

Shared August 4, 2016

Finally, seems like practical advice on a subject everyone struggles with...

İbrahim Uslu

Shared October 21, 2016

Visualize how great it will be to get it done.

İbrahim Uslu

Shared October 21, 2016

because our brain’s reward system is so highly responsive to our social standing.

Gaurav Kulkarni

Shared August 1, 2016

the short-term effort easily dominates the long-term upside in our minds—an example of something that behavioral scientists call present bias.

Daniel Ebeling

Shared June 28, 2017

Pre-commit, publicly. Telling people that we’re going to get something done can powerfully amplify the appeal of actually taking action.

Jimmy Jean

Shared October 8, 2017

Tie the first step to a treat. We can make the cost of effort feel even smaller if we link that small step to something we’re actually looking forward to doing. In other words, tie the task that we’re avoiding to something that we’re not avoiding. For example, you might allow yourself to read lowbrow magazines or books when you’re at the gym, because the guilty pleasure helps dilute your brain’s perception of the short-term “cost” of exercising. Likewise, you might muster the self-discipline to complete a slippery task if you promise yourself you’ll do it in a nice café with a favorite drink in hand.

Jimmy Jean

Shared October 8, 2017

Patiently ask yourself a few “why” questions—“why does it feel tough to do this?” and “why’s that?”—and the blockage can surface quite quickly.

Mike Czobit

Shared July 30, 2016

If you get around to reading this, it could help you:

Raíssa Mendes

Shared August 14, 2016

Beating Procrastination

Sameer Alikhil

Shared July 31, 2016

It’s all about rebalancing the cost-benefit analysis:

Julia Scharenberg

Shared August 19, 2016

Interessant und wahr!