Five minutes doesn’t seem like enough time to accomplish anything of real importance. That’s why, when we have these little scraps of time to spare, we often just throw them away on social media or cat videos. But according to Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom five minutes is actually all the time you need to conquer your fears and get started on that important project or big dream you’ve been persistently putting off.
“If you don’t want to do something, make a deal with yourself to do at least five minutes of it. After five minutes, you’ll end up doing the whole thing.”