Go and get 12 index cards, small-ish pieces of paper, or even the back of some old useless business cards.
On the top line of each write in big letters “You Must Do This”
At the bottom, sign your name and put ‘Expires 12/31/14’
Now go and give 3 cards each to four of your closest friends, family or co-workers/partners.
Explain to them that at any point throughout 2014 they are welcome to hand you that card and say ‘you will do this’ and you will comply, no questions asked to whatever their request is for you to do.
If you’re afraid of what they might ask you to do with any of the 3 cards, then give them an extra card too.