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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Leveling up with achievements

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 by Andrew Conkling

Achievements in games are like icing on the cake as you play and can often help keep you coming back. This week's tip, shared by kittenrose, suggests a simple way to use them in everyday life, where they can be even more motivating! :)

So I'm a bit of losery gamer geek kinda person. And I am motivated purely by game style points and quests. ;) So here's the idea, you set tasks for things you want to achieve with the tag 'achievements'. Then you have two Smart Lists:

  1. Pending achievements. Mini self-set quests you've embarked on:
    status:incomplete and tag:achievements
  2. Achievements. A hall of fame of how awesome you are:
    status:completed and tag:achievements

Achievements can be anything from run 10km, to cooking a new dish. Whatever you want. But it's a nice little motivator to give yourself a few challenges. Particularly when you factor in that your challenges can have due dates. A bit of extra friendly pressure :)

Thanks for sharing this tip, kittenrose! You're our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week.

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