27 Dec

Commit to Learn and Improve Every Day in 2012

We all have ideas of things we want to do better and improve in our lives. New skills, new knowledge, new habits. With each new idea we get a burst of energy, thrilled that we will finally learn to draw. But it burns out after a couple days or weeks. The 2-3 hour sessions become unsustainable and we don’t have the dedication to continue. The desire to learn and better ourselves is still there, but we lack the follow through.




There’s a different way. A better way to handle new habits. Make consistent progress every day. I built Commit to help you with this.

Commit is an iPhone app that helps you form habits to learn or practice something every day. It is based on the idea that if you build up a chain of days in a row you do something, not wanting to break that chain will become a motivation to keep going. If you have exercised 25 days in a row, how hard can it be to do it one more day?

I’ve published a blog post every Tuesday for 20 weeks in a row. Not wanting to break this chain is a motivation to keep writing.

You could:

  • Draw
  • Run
  • Study French
  • Do Yoga
  • Read
  • Write
  • Exercise
  • Walk
  • Learn to program
  • Eat protein for breakfast
  • Stretch
  • Practice piano
Every day.


You could form new habits to change your life every day.




What will you Commit to in 2012? 


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7 Responses to “Commit to Learn and Improve Every Day in 2012”

  1. luisa says:

    Hello, can this app be used on an iPad?

    • nathanbarry says:

      Yes, it does work on the iPad. Though it will just be running as the iPhone app in 2x mode, so it won’t be an ideal experience.

  2. rachelle says:

    I would love an app like this to run on my HTC EVO

  3. Joanne says:

    I have just downloaded your Commit app, and I think you have an eye for aesthetics. It is clean and beautiful!

  4. Joanne says:

    Hello again, I left a comment earlier. Unfortunately, the Reminder function doesn’t work. It didn’t notify me, is it a bug or? Thanks, hope to hear from you.

    • nathanbarry says:

      I’ve heard of a few people having issues with the reminder function. When you setup a reminder it will first remind you tomorrow at the specified time. I think this has caused some confusion. Also if you click Yes on a commitment before the reminder time than it won’t remind you that day.

      If neither of these are happening and you still aren’t getting reminders send me an email: nathan@thinklegend.com

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