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One of the things I tell my kids is that to get someone else to do something you have to get them to want to do it. Until your friend wants to change, he won't. And when he does, he'll do it in the way that he thinks is right, which may not mesh with what you think is right. The underlying issue is self-image. There's a saying that every person finds what ...


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Keeping in mind my conflict of interest which is about to become obvious, there are a bunch of tools you could point such a person to. Ie, commitment device apps, especially those that focus on turning long-term goals into a hard commitment to make steady daily progress. You'll never believe which tool I think does that best (it's Beeminder). Here's a list ...



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