2020-07-07

Introducing superCommit™

Are you unable to stick to commitments you make?

Do you wish there was a way to guarantee you got round to doing that task you’ve been putting off?

You need superCommit™, a revolutionary new verb that will change your life.

How to use superCommit™

  • Charge it up. To begin with, only use superCommit™ on easily achievable concrete goals, by saying “I superCommit™ to do task X by the end of time Y”. Build your confidence in superCommit™ until you know that anything you superCommit™ to, does in fact happen.
  • Let it loose. Choose more ambitious concrete targets to superCommit™ to. Considing eating every frog as soon as soon as they arrive. Create and break habits by making superCommitments™ to become the best version of yourself. Remember to only superCommit™ to things that are concrete and time-bound. Renew any commitments to habits each day, by superCommitting ™ to that goal for that day only e.g. “I will not do X today” or “I will do Y for a least Z units today”

Limitations


Do not ever superCommit™ to anything you’re not highly confident a high willpower version of yourself could do.

By invoking the magic power of superCommit™, you are summoning a version of yourself with greater motivation to the task at hand — they will not have any superpowers that you do not.
Frequently asked questions

What happens if a superCommit™ doesn’t work?


This is bad news, and there are no exceptions. The ancient power of superCommit™ will leave you, and you will no longer have confidence in superCommit ™ any more than you have in the basic 'commit’. There is no way to weasel out of a failed superCommitment™.

Can I superCommit™ to very difficult things?


Only if a higher willpower version of yourself could complete them. Otherwise, Consider using the simple 'commit’.

Can I superCommit™?


Yes, superCommit™ is free for all to use.

Consider trying it now, by superCommitting™ to an easy, concrete task to do within the next five minutes such as writing down three things you’re grateful for.


Thanks to Tom B for comments on the initial idea. All errors remain my own.
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