One way to overcome the slow-start phenomenon is to introduce some reinforcement just for getting started, just as i sporadically reinforced my dolphins for the first or second jump in a six-jump series. I have used this technique effectively in self-training. For some years I went to graduate school one or two nights a week, a long bussines involving three hours of class and an hour on the subway each way. It was always a huge temptation, as five o'clock rolled around, not to go. But then I found that if I broke down the journey, the first part of the task, into five steps -- walking to the subway, catching the train, changin to the next train, getting bus to the university, and finally, climbing the staits to the classroom-- and reinforced each of these inital behaivors by comsuming a small square of chocalate, which i like but normally never eat, at the complation of each step, I was able to get all the way to class without either the chocolate or the internal struggle.