I read The Motivation Hacker by Nick Winter and now I'm kinda hyped
08 September, 2020
This is an experiment.
How to get out of a rut, specially one you've been in for 5 months during a global pandemic, you ask me?
Well, turn into a Type A person for 3 months to create momentum and crush all your goals while increasing expectancy, self-efficacy and motivation, I guess.
I'm challenging myself to complete this list, in the next 3 months, counting from today. I have until Tuesday, December 8 2020 to:
- Go on 4 weekend-getaways with girlfriend
- Read 12 books. About one per week.
- Stay on top of client work (20 hours a week minimum, or 320 hours total)
- Stay on top of Terapiabox work. Ship one new update per week
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- Make ██ 🐶 happy: play with him for 15 minutes everyday and/or walk with him for one hour
- Add $████ to savings
- Stick to dietary plan, only two meals off a week
- Drink 2.5L of water a day, 2250L in total
- Do a helicopter ride around Bali
- Write a self-help book tailored to teenagers in Brazil and self-publish on Amazon
- Improve my deep-sleep. Try to get a minimum of two hours of deep sleep a night
- Learn how to lucid dream: have one lucid dream
- Design, code and launch a new version of my personal website
Now that I think about it, it doesn't sound like a lot, am I right? Most of those are input-driven goals, meaning their success mostly depends on my actions (vs. output-driven goals, like losing weight, that fall outside of your control).
Nick, I'm coming for you.