2-Minute Rule

This blog post is taken from my book Golden Nuggets, and it provides us with a simple way to “get things done.”

James Clear designed (what he calls) the “2-Minute Rule” to prevent procrastination.

The first part of the 2-Minute Rule says that if it takes less than 2 minutes, then do it now.

The second part of the 2-Minute Rule says that when you set a new goal, it should take less than 2 minutes to start.

Very few goals can be accomplished in less than 2 minutes… but every goal can be started in 2 minutes or less, and once you start doing something, it’s easier to continue doing it.

Don’t focus on getting things done… focus on getting things started.

For example, if you want to make it a habit to read, then read the first page of a new book, and before you know it, you might end up reading 2 or 3 chapters.

In other words, focus on getting started and don’t worry about how much you actually accomplish.