Hack Your Motivation With The “Chain Method”—A Visual Cue That Tracks Completion and Creates A Desire to Keep the Streak Going

Jerry Seinfeld, the famous comedian, wanted to write every day. So, he started marking the completion of each session with a big “X” on a prominent wall calendar. In the words of Jerry:

After a few days you’ll have a chain. Just keep at it and the chain will grow longer every day. You’ll like seeing that chain, especially when you get a few weeks under your belt. Your only job is to not break the chain.

If you’re looking for an attractive wall calendar, this one by Stendig (Original Design of Massimo Vignelli) has a cult following. My question is: what streak will you start next?

Source: Ben Meer