Successive approximation is a technique from behavioral psychology where we reward ourselves for each step toward accomplishing a bigger goal.
This may mean creating an goal/objective and task list and giving yourself a reward for each task completion.
Rewarding a behavior creates a positive association that makes us more likely to engage in the same behavior again. In the brain, rewarded behaviors are associated with higher dopamine secretions .
This technique makes large goals tangible and makes you more likely to take specific steps towards accomplishing them.
May induce addiction