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Tackling a big project? You need an accountability buddy

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The hardest projects to complete are big ones that require a lot of sustained effort over a period of time in order to see results. Writing a book, completing a report, or expanding your network of potential clients are all tasks that have this character. The most difficult parts of these tasks come in what I like to call the “chewy middle” of the project. It can be easy to get started—there is great excitement at the front end of a project. As you get close to completing the goal, you are motivated to get it done. But, once you’re well past the beginning and the end is nowhere in sight, it can be hard to keep making progress.

That’s where social pressure can be helpful. Human beings are a social species. We have dominated planet earth because of our ability to cooperate. As a result, we are wired to want to help each other........

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