Get Started by Committing to Not Finishing

Altho many have advocated kicking procrastination by letting yourself have short 5 mintue breaks from working, SelfAggrandizement flips this on its head and realizes that the key is to take breaks from the enjoyable tasks to work for only 5 minutes.

Freed from the burden of knowing he will have to work for more than 5 minutes, the task can be started and at least sometimes momentum keeps the work coming:

“For the first time, I seem to have discovered my subconscious resistance to getting started: the inherent internal commitment to keep going past that first step. Take away that commitment, and the getting started seems far less terrifying. After which, apparently, the keeping going sort of takes care of itself.”

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