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By Eric Barker
December 6, 2014
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Barker is the author of Barking Up The Wrong Tree
  • Precommitment devices” are very powerful. So give a friend $500 and tell them to donate it to the Nazi party if you don’t follow through with your goals.
  • Form “if-then” plans. Decide ahead of time how you will respond when willpower is taxed and you’ll be much more likely to default to that.

This piece originally appeared on Barking Up the Wrong Tree.

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