If you’re a regular card player, then you’ve likely run across the idea of an “ante.” But, if you’re not, no worries, it’s a simple idea with some powerful consequences.
An ante is simply a forced bet at the beginning of the hand – it makes you put a little bit of skin in the game so that you’ll actually put some effort into playing out your hand. You’ve no doubt heard the phrase “up the ante” and it’s the same thing – it’s basically raising the stakes.
Most goal-setting works on the idea that you are rewarded for doing what you say you are going to, but what happens if you’re someone where a reward system simply doesn’t work? For many of my friends and clients, we have our basic creature comforts covered, so a reward for doing what you say you are going to simply doesn’t work. [Read more...]