Hacking Motivation

Washington D.C. campuses

GA Washington D.C. (1776 8th Floor)
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington DC 20005

Past Locations for this Class

Hacking Motivation

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. campuses

GA Washington D.C. (1776 8th Floor)
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington DC 20005

Past Locations for this Class

About this class

By conservative estimates, 81% of all New Year's resolutions fail*. It seems that we're more ambitious than ever, but many of us are missing the motivation to see our goals through. Furthermore, we live in a world where we can go online to learn almost anything we want, limiting us only by our motivation to do so.

Whether you're mastering a programming language, starting a business, interviewing for your dream job, or cleaning up your diet, there are principles of motivation that can make the difference between giving up and persisting through to the finish line. This course is about those principles and how you can integrate them into your life.

Students will learn the fundamentals of motivation (progress, flow, mastery, feedback, community, etc.), and how they manifest in the real world through examples such as preparing for an interview with Google, building difficult habits, and mastering technical knowledge. Next, students will create a motivation profile based on the principles that most align with how they thrive in goal-oriented environments. From there, students will be taught an iterative design model and challenged to apply it to their own system for motivation.

*Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2980864

Takeaways

  • A deeper understanding of what motivates us, which can be applied to any goal or project.
  • An iterative design model for creating systems around goals that continue to motivate us when we need it most.
  • A personalized motivation system that can be used right away for current and upcoming goals.
  • Basic knowledge of how to automate data flow in a motivation system to improve adherence.

Prereqs & Preparation

Students should come to this class with at least one goal they'd like to challenge themselves to achieve over the next 1-3 months.

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