⏲️ Today’s tip: For anything you’re trying to accomplish, commit to just five minutes a day.
At Forge, we think there’s a lot of power in just a few short minutes. We’ve encouraged you to take a random, aimless mini-break from work. We’ve suggested you wake up and literally scream for five minutes. And now, we want you to commit just five minutes to whatever really big goal you’re working on.
As Michael Easter writes, the five-minute commitment works for two reasons: “It’s specific: Research shows that the more distinct the habit we’re trying to create, the more likely we are to stick to it. It’s modest: Shirking your five-minute commitment feels inexcusable. Researchers at Stanford found that making small, easy-to-hit goals is a key to reaching our larger ones. Once we start, we usually work beyond the five minutes.”
The Forge Daily Tip is sent every morning via email. ☀️ Subscribe to The Forge Daily Tip here.
You’re subscribed to receive emails from Forge. You can adjust your settings via the link at the bottom of this email.