keni  •  24 Nov 2021   •  

My brother and I have a new system.

There was something I wanted him to get into the habit of doing. And he agrees that it is a good thing. But he hadn’t been able to do it. So I offered him an incentive. If he did what I was recommending, he can make me do something with similar difficulty that he has been asking me to do as well.

He has wanted me to go deep into AI and machine learning. I have been pushing it after the initial python certification I got. My mind feels like it has aged a lot and need more time than before. So I kept postponing it.

So now that we both had things we wanted the other to do, we made each other promise to do the hard work in return. A nice way to motivate each other.

So as of yesterday, I am taking a machine learning course. We have ironed out the details of the pace and time for completion.

I like this type of motivation. I get my brother to do some things that will give me a peace of mind. And I guess me learning machine learning does that for my brother as well.

Whatever works right?


Sounds like a good motivational strategy. This concept underlies the HabitShare app, where you can track streak habits and hold each other accountable.

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therealbrandonwilson  •  25 Nov 2021, 12:23 am

Social accountability is a great habit hack, all the more effective when the accountability buddy is someone close, you feel safe with and can trust. Looks like you got a good arrangement going, @keni! So which AI course are you taking?

jasonleow  •  25 Nov 2021, 2:15 am

I am going to look into that app Brandon. Thank you.

Thanks Jason. I am doing the Stanford course on Coursera.

keni  •  28 Nov 2021, 9:22 pm