I am a bochur learning in the Miami Yeshiva, where Nosson was our Mashgiach for Chassidus.
One day, I unfortunately showed up late. Not interested in receiving a Knas from the Menahel, I went to Nosson to see if anything could "be arranged." He agreed to mark me as if I came on time, provided I would learn 7 lines of Tanya by heart. This got me involved, and I started considering not learning just 7 lines, but to finish that particular Perek.
Needless to say, I will now do exactly that, and hopefully more.