Flipping the Excuse

Rationalization is an easy way to avoid stuff we should be doing.

“I’ll get to it in a minute.”

“It doesn’t really matter in the big scheme of things.”

“It’s not my problem.”

So why can’t we rationalize to our benefit?

“Working on this challenge is like playing a game.”

“If I start sooner I’ll be done sooner.”

“I’ll just commit to this small, simple step. That’s something I know I can do.”

Our brains can be convinced by easy. The trick is to nudge ourselves in the right direction.