LifeHacker has an interesting story about how Jerry Seinfeld motivates himself to act daily. His advice is simple: get a yearly calendar that has a box for every day, and make a big red X with magic marker every day you make a positive step towards your goal.
“After a few days you’ll have a chain. Just keep at it and the chain will grow longer every day. You’ll like seeing that chain, especially when you get a few weeks under your belt. Your only job next is to not break the chain.”
“Don’t break the chain.” He said again for emphasis.
“But Archangel,” you say, “calendars are so expensive!” Well, I’ve got two solutions for you.
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