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Pre-commitment



One of my favourite words is 'pre-commitment' and a practice I’m really keen to continue to define, discover and develop in my own unique context.


Pre-commitment comes up as a key component in the book ‘Will Power’ by Baumeister and Tierney.


Although a bit hardcore check this!


“The essence of this strategy is to lock yourself into a virtuous path. You recognize that you’ll face terrible temptations to stray from the path, and that your willpower will weaken. So you make it impossible…to leave the path.”


Is there a pre-commitment strategy you could set up?


One of the ways I do this is to schedule a time to meet someone at a set time, place and date in advance for a set activity and for a set duration of time + pack everything I need the night before.


I precommit.


Another way I used to do this was to be ready to take the 6.45 pm university shuttle so I could sign in at the library. Once there, there was no turning back. I was now on campus with little distractions and more likelihood of doing what I needed to do…study.


Go all in.


Precommit.


With ARETE,


Sean

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