The Simplest Way to Increase Self-Discipline + Major Announcement

by Bamboo Forest

I haven’t been blogging as consistently as I want to, which is why I’m making a public declaration to all who read this:

I’ll be publishing two posts a week for the next eight weeks.

While I’m using a public declaration to get myself to post more frequently, you can use this strategy for various areas of your life.

If you’re on a diet, trying to quit smoking, or trying to exercise a few times a week, simply tell people who you frequently see what you’re committed to doing.

Why this strategy works so well

If, for example, you tell your friends you’re absolutely committed to quit smoking, you’ll cringe at smoking in their presence. Additionally, your friends will likely ask you about your progress occasionally which will make you even more committed to your goal.

Accountability is a powerful force that gives us extra motivation we otherwise wouldn’t have.

I’ve made a public pledge to you that I will post twice a week for the next eight weeks.

If I fail at this public declaration I will feel really stupid.

Which is why I’ll succeed.

P.S. – This discipline begins this week. See you on Friday.

Bamboo Forest is an Email Life Coach, helping people work on something in their life over the course of a month through email. He’s also the founder of Tick Tock Timer.

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Every Choice You Make Today is Also a Choice For Tomorrow — Tick Tock Timer
March 28, 2011 at 3:42 am

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Alex Blackwell | The BridgeMaker March 17, 2011 at 10:40 am

I’m here to support you with your public declaration Ryan – just ask if you need encouragement along the way.



Bamboo Forest March 18, 2011 at 5:03 am

@ Alex: I appreciate your support.


Fisayo Sanyaolu @ Secrets Of Entrepreneurship March 18, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Great post. Thanks for sharing


Bamboo Forest March 18, 2011 at 4:51 pm

@ Fisayo Sanyaolu: Thanks for stopping by. Glad you found this article of value.


Andrej March 22, 2011 at 10:17 pm

I agree, this method works so well. Peer pressure is a very powerful force 🙂

And if we can use it to improve self discipline, lets go for it 🙂


Bamboo Forest March 23, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Definitely. Thanks for visiting.


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