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Incognito Accountability

July 5, 2018

 

One sneaky way to boost your productivity

 

You may have heard it said that people live up to the expectations others have for them. A kid with successful parents with PhD's will be more likely to get the same level of education, and maybe take on the family business. It's expected of him. If someone has started a habit of going to the gym every day with a group of other people, it will be easier for her to keep it up because she knows everyone expects her to be there. So even if she’s feeling tired and lazy, she’ll go and end up feeling better about herself because she lived up to the expectations.

 

The expectations of others can be annoying at times, even downright unfair, but why not take advantage of them to increase your writing productivity?

 

Sometimes I really struggle with sleepiness. I plan to accomplish all these things when I get home from work, and by the time I walk in the door the couch is calling out to me and the projects I was excited about working on seem much less appealing. 

 

In that moment, no one expects me to stick to my agenda for the evening. No one will see me nod off at my computer. No one will see me weakly give in to exhaustion and crawl under my warm fuzzy blanket to snooze the evening away.

 

But it is generally not considered normal to fall asleep in public.

 

Would you agree?

 

Your fellow coffee shop-goers