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