How to Get People to Do Things They Don’t Want to Do

“Providing a sense of progression is a form of feedback and is a key component of making unpleasant tasks more manageable.”

It’s hard enough to get people to develop habits they want to develop, but what about the ones they don’t want to develop?

Nir Eyal breaks down how to get people to do things they don’t want to do and suggests there are three key elements to focus on including to break down tasks into small chunks, reduce people’s pain by showing them their progress, and offer extrinsic rewards.