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    Where is this from?

    Someone put this on a wiki!

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      This is excellent.

      Nitpicks / requests-for-clarification / discussion-starters follow:

      1. The stuff in “Remove Activation Barriers” seems more like “overcome activation barriers”. “Just do a little” is a good technique, no doubt, but it seems like ways to actually remove activation barriers is still something this list could use?
      2. Precommitments—how to make them binding?
        • Accountability is good; are there others?
        • What are ways in which accountability can fail to act as a binding mechanism? I can think of several: a. Not discussing the thing with the other person(s) again b. Incentive to make promises you don’t keep, due to getting social status from making the promises c. Forgetting, then other people also forget
      3. Routines—how to stick to them? (Special-case question: what if there are disincentives to doing so?)
      4. “Quantify and measure”—
        • How to avoid Goodhart’s Law?
        • “Make measurement low/zero cost” is an excellent idea
      5. “procrastination is actually unpleasant”—but might be less unpleasant than “ugh fields”—have to learn to identify them! (But what if it’s difficult/impractical to do anything about them at the moment?)
      6. “divide yourself into a principal and an agent. “ etc.—how???
      7. “Cope with the psychological effects of random reward levers by dealing with them at the same time each day.”—what is this a metaphor for…?
      8. “Establish a physical location for doing work that is comfortable but not distracting, one that encourages relaxed alertness.”—how?
      9. Last two sections are especially excellent (at least they seem very useful to me personally)

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