Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Ten Minute Fix: Jump Start
Thanks to the alternator --the thingy in your car that charges the battery-- all you need is a little juice to get everything started.
That's the principle behind this Ten Minute Fix. Let's say you have some goals you know you need to work on, but the couch and remote control seem so much more appealing. What do you do? Spend your entire evening watching Seinfeld? No! It hurts to say this, but everything -- including Seinfeld -- is best in moderation.
Dedicate ten minutes to working on one of your goals. It doesn't have to be completed in ten minutes; just worked on. Then after ten minutes you are free to go back to Seinfeld.
What you'll find; however, is that after ten minutes you suddenly feel like being productive all night. All you needed was a jump start and now your internal alternator has kicked in and is providing all the energy you need to continue.
P.S. I could have also used static vs kinetic friction as my example, but my goal isn't to cause flashbacks to high school physics.