Wednesday, August 27, 2008

How to Stick to Things.

My busy life continues. I must like it like this or I would not do it.

My son David wanted to make sure that he kept to his workout schedule. He has a friend who has a desk job and wanted to do the same. So David looked back to his economics notes and decided the best way to do this would be to bet each other $100 a week that they would make their workout goals. $100 is a significant enough amount that he would not want to lose. So far this has been a good way for him to keep him on track.

This is a great trick to help us do what we know we want to do. Add some reward or add some punishment. Even without the money, this will work because knowing someone else will know is often reward or punishment enough.

Quote for the day:

"All men of action are dreamers."

---James G. Huneker

Off to dream and act.


At 8:13 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

This story of how your son is keeping to his workout schedule is exactly how I quit smoking permanently -- and you were the one who helped me with that! If I remember correctly, you and I made a big enough bet that I was inspired to stick with my plan and stay away from smoking.

Frankly, I think if you really want to do something and just need a little "juice" to keep you invested in your commitment, this is a great way to do it. You just have to make sure that you bet with a person who will hold you to it...

Another worthwhile post.

At 9:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm on my 13th straight week of working out. for some reason this monday morning is the hardest. monday's are usually my easiest workout day; fresh start! but, if monday is hard i'm growing concerned for the rest of the week. i found your info about 14 tips and IT HITS THE SPOT. now, i own tools to contine my focus. plus, i'm giving serious consideration to a martial arts class. thanx! carla


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