... are a scam.
But they never worked out for me.
What I do (instead)
I think a lot about identity:
- What kind of person do I want to be?
- How does this kind of person behave in their day-to-day life?
Example: I want to be a healthy person. A healthy person gets enough sleep, this is why I sleep without an alarm clock. A healthy person does some mobility exercises in the morning. A healthy person eats a good amount of protein and fiber in the morning, e.g. oats with protein powder. And so on...
I've come up with some of these ideas about my identity and how to fulfill them. I track these behaviours and try to give myself feedback from time to time.
This is a very dynamic, agile approach.