I recently read of an pretty clever motivational technique attributed to comedian, Jerry Seinfeld. It seems that when asked by a young comic for advice, Seinfeld told him to write new jokes every day. He also told him about how he motivated himself to write every day. The trick was to get a large wall calendar that showed the whole year. For every day that he wrote, he would mark the calendar with a red marker. After several days of writing he would have a chain of red X’s. At that point, the challenge would be to keep the chain going.