Stop spending money upfront

Have you ever bought an expensive gym membership, thinking that it would motivate you to attend? Or maybe it was a load of sports gear. Some kitchen gadget to encourage you to cook more. Equipment for a new hobby that you never followed through on?

Spending a large amount of money upfront is a bad idea. It gives you the prize before you have done the work. Instead, we need to hold back the reward to provide us with more motivation to work towards it.