Advantages of the two minute rule Contd.

It creates momentum through tiny wins

  • When you complete a small task, you feel a sense of accomplishment that propels you towards the next task
  • Action begets more action and the two-minute rule can be the catalyst for completing a chain of small tasks that amount to much more

It builds a bias towards action

  • Following the two-minute rule builds a habit of attacking tasks head-on rather than letting them languish on your list.


  • People can expand or shrink time allotted as they see fit
  • Two minutes is a guideline, you can extend it to five or ten minutes if you have a long open window of time
  • You can also shorten it to one minute or thirty seconds if you need to get to the bottom of all your input rapidly

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