Everyone sometimes struggles with consistency. Do you want to develop a good habit but often fail after a few days? Well, you are not alone.
To help myself with that (and possibly you), I come up with the idea of making a public commitment and finding accountability partners.
This post is my public commitment to writing and publishing articles daily for the next 365 days. It's well over any magic number you hear that is necessary to form a habit. For my liking, it's fair enough.
To hold myself accountable (and to make you more interested in helping me stay consistent), I declare that I'll pay $1000 to one of my accountability partners (by whom I mean anyone who comments on this post on dev.to) if I miss a day in publishing articles in the next year.
- One article a day published, no excuses.
- No article published - a script chooses a random person from the comments section to transfer money to their bank account.
- The way of choosing a random person may change with time - I want to make it automated and public, to provide transparency and fairness (and to prove I'm taking it seriously!). Feel free to propose your ideas on how to approach this problem.
I encourage all of you who want to develop a good habit of putting yourself out there to join the challenge.
Of course, your numbers may be different. Maybe your goal is to publish just one article a week. Maybe $1000 is too much or too little to make you feel uncomfortable.
Choose your perfect numbers and join me in the challenge! If you struggle with this, DM me on Twitter, and I'll do my best to help you come up with numbers that will work for you.
And please, let me know what you think about this idea. Feedback highly appreciated!