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Nick Winter

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Cofounder of CodeCombat and Skritter, experimenter of self, student of rationality, hacker of motivation. I wrote a book one summer in which I learned to skateboard and throw knives and lucid dream, trained for a marathon and other feats, learned a ton of Chinese, and more.

See what's up at my website: http://www.nickwinter.net
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The Motivation Hacker

3.76 avg rating — 1,251 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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“The tip which worked for me was to focus on input-based process goals (write for five minutes) rather than output-based results goals (write one page), and to keep the required inputs minuscule at first.”
Nick Winter, The Motivation Hacker

“To precommit is to choose now to limit your options later, preventing yourself from making the wrong choice in the face of temptation. Publicly announcing your goal is a common form of precommitment.”
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“By increasing Expectancy or Value, or decreasing Impulsiveness or Delay, you hack motivation. For”
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