I have been trying out various ways of self-motivating systems, strategies and methods to motivate myself to complete my private projects in time. I often end in a swamp two-thirds in, having trouble to motivate myself to to the final part and finish the task.
One I came across might seem a bit aggressive, but for me, it works.
It's quite simply putting myself in a potential harms way, unless a specific task is being done.
In example: Promising others that certain projects (in my case software development) will be ready at a specific point in time.
Knowing that people will be hugely disappointed at the ETA gets me up and working.
The question : It might not be an elegant system, but does anyone know if there is a more refine, perhaps tested or documented version of this ?
Also, when I try explaining it to some, it sound quite horrible, fear-based or self-stressing. To me, it isn't, but at first glance I can see why people would think this.