I'm looking for a word that means taking some action hoping it will encourage their own good behavior. I'm certain this word exists but I can't remember if it's an adverb or adjective.
As an example:
Alice wants to improve her personal finances. She buys a subscription to You Need a Budget hoping it will encourage her to start using it and get a handle on her spending. The adverb would be, "Alice ___ly purchased You Need a Budget," or the adjective would be, "Alice made a ____ purchase of You Need a Budget"
Another example would be someone with a poor diet suddenly purchasing a lot of vegetables hoping that it will spur them into eating healthier. This person either, "___ly purchased vegetables," or "made a ____ purchase."
Words that are similar but not quite right:
- Optimistically: The person isn't really being optimistic, they're trying to force themselves to be better.
- Proactively: The person isn't anticipating something, they're trying to cause their own behavior to change.