The base layer of almost all successful people is the ability to practice what’s important to them consistently. For simple skills, we think in terms of habits. For complicated skills, we think in terms of deliberate practice. Either way, you need to build a routine for your goal.
- In the BJ Fogg BMAT model, progress is a motivational tweak. Most people look at their recent history and try to either sustain or surpass it. Progress is a Rorschach test for your own ambition.
- In the next release, we’ll be adding weekly targets, which mean we can celebrate and reinforce you weekly (as opposed to right now where we really focus just on daily streaks).
- In the Carol Dweck mindset model, progress also reinforces a new belief system. I’ve swam 200 times since starting Lift. That’s led to me calling myself a swimmer, which is a new belief that reinforces the behaviors that I need to do to keep swimming. Even seeing a recent week where I swam four times, changes my belief system about how often I swim (my old normal was twice per week).
Some of you may remember that we used to prominently display a frequency per week graph. This is a different take on the same concept. We think it’s easier to read, and more importantly, gives us room for our targets feature coming next release.