Get started with 2-minute rule

Scale any task down into a 2-minute version to make it easier to get started.

Whenever you find it hard to get started on a task, consider scaling it down into a 2-minute version. For example,

The idea is to make it super easy to get started. Once you pass the starting point, which is arguably the hardest step, you start to gain momentum to keep doing the task itself:

As you can see, once you start, it is much easier to continue doing it. Sometimes, you’ll find yourself completing the task even before you even notice it.

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