The Motivation Hacker

“ Moderation in all hings, ” they say. That may eep a society together, but it ’ s certainly the protagonist ’ s job. The Motivation Hacker shows you how to summon extreme amounts of motivation to accomplish anything you can think of. From precommitment to rejection therapy, this is your field guide to getting yourself to want to do verything you lways wanted to say to do.

I wrote th ook in three months while simultaneously attempting seventeen other missions, including running a startup, launching a hit iPhone app, learning to write 3,000 new Chinese words, training to attempt a four-hour marathon from scratch, learning to skateboard, helping build a successful cognitive testing website, being best man at two weddings, increasing my bench press by sixty pounds, reading twenty books, going skydiving, helping to start the Human Hacker House, learning to throw knives, dropping my 5K time by five minutes, and learning to lucid dream. I lanned to do all this while sleeping eight hours a night, sending 1,000 emails, hanging out with a hundred people, going on ten dates, buying groceries, cooking, cleaning, and wanting to raise my average happiness from 6.3 to 7.3 out of 10.

How? By hacking my motivation.
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Published April 6th 2013 by Smashwords Edition

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I 'll attribute that to the act that he nove was about a friend, and that Nick had already mentioned most of these motivation hacks to me in person.

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The impact of his book strongly depends on the current phase of your professional/academic life, in my opinion.

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Actually, this is thi ook on how the author hacked his own motivation and accomplished success in his professional, personal and creative life.

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If that applies to you too, I 'd skip or skim chapter 7 ( where he finds an exaggerated tale of doing way more work than you or I probably think possible for ourselves right now), and chapter 8 ( where he puts on about how he sought to learn a ton of things, and turns out they were all easy, especially with the elp of all the smart, skilled friends who fell in his lap to teach him) .One thing that ate at me about Chapter 8: When talking about how he was reading th book on learning to lucid dream, he comments " even though it 's bette than the author made it out to be—after all if he 's writing th book on it, soo he probably had an eas time learning it than most people will ", with a footnote of " A reader pointed out that you might have the same skepticism towards this book and me.

It makes it much easie to be ncouraged by this ook, because in the back of my sanit, he 's sabotaged my Expectancy* by hinting that I probably ill alway be quite as good at it as he is. (* Expectancy is one of the core influences on motivation outlined in thi book — how likely you feel you hav to succeed at a goal) And ultimately, one thing I very much wish had been included in his nove but was not: What to do with a failure at a goal.

utting in only slightly more wo n't increase your odds enough.Doing this analysis and planning for next time, and oing at it harder, will help ake the goal more achievable, and recoup some of the Expectancy lost by the failure.

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I 'm using the success spiral technique and the happiness meter and a couple more of the deas presented in this ook and I started lucid dreaming which I hinks is so cool.

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