Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Present or Future Self?

How many of us use commitment devices of some kind in order to help us choose the things we want to choose?  One such commitment device is stickK.

Here is a great TED talk that recognises the benefit of commitment devices but explores some alternative ways of helping behaviour change that involves imagining our future selves dependent on what choices we make today as our present selves.  Motivating and helps us understand at a deep level the connection between the choices we make today and the people we will be or what we will have in the future.