Commitment

Commitment

Committing is wilfully constraining your future.

The opposite of commitment is Optionality°. You either have to do X or you have the option to do X. (If you have to do not-X, that is also a commitment.) The "Maybe" button is much easier to click in response to a Facebook event than "Yes" or "No", precisely because it the former gives you options but the latter make you commit

An algorithm for getting the benefits of commitment while minimising opportunity cost: