Make it easy to succeed
Are rules supposed to persuade or dissuade you from something? Take the following question:
Did you write today?
I ask and track this question in multiple ways. Its objective is to encourage me to write. But it’s really a reminder type of question. The problem is that I don’t forget to write each day, I struggle with writing.
A question that’s supposed to help me write should make a habit out of writing. It should be easier to successfully answer it than not. It should pull me towards the goal.
In which case a better question is:
Did you write 1 sentence today?
Success is learning the lesson, not passing the test. Even when I’m my own teacher, I forget this.