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    Ness Labs | 8/15/19 | 4 min
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    • Florian
      Top reader this weekReading streak
      1 month ago

      “Measure your progress” and “make it public” are both motivators we use here on ReadUp :)

    • TripleG
      Reading streak
      1 month ago

      Maker Mind, a weekly newspaper to stimulate your brain. Sounds like a powerful tool.

    • bartadamley
      Reading streakScout
      1 month ago

      A little self-help to start off this wonderful Wednesday.

      When we do something that feels good, that’s dopamine kicking in. And, in the case of motivation, imagining the reward we’d get by acting gives us a little shot of dopamine, just as if we actually acted already.

      So say for example our goal is to produce 3 new songs by the end of January. The key is then to imagine performing these 3 great songs in the future, and to realize that the work that we perform today, is to build up to that future vision.

      Manage your mood, measure your progress, make it public. Three simple steps that can greatly help you get motivated, and more importantly, stay motivated so you can achieve your goals.

      To be more public about our goals is an intimidating, and yet it holds more accountability. Telling people about ideas for projects, is how this starts and how it will build momentum overtime as you begin to devote time to creating this thing. Whereas at first, it may be incredibly intimidating, it slowly becomes a part of you, the more attention you devote to your project that was once just a seedling of an idea. It in essence becomes you!