Derek Sivers

from the book “”:

Procrastination hack : change “and” to “or”

2011-10-24

Teacher: “When do you exercise?”

Student: “When the time is right.”

Teacher: “When is the time right?”

Student: “When it’s a nice day, and I’ve finished my work, and I haven’t just eaten, and I’m feeling energetic.”

Teacher: “Repeat that last sentence, changing ‘and’ to ‘or’.”

Student: “When it’s a nice day, or I’ve finished my work, or I haven’t just eaten, or I’m feeling energetic.”

Teacher: “That sounds like a better plan.”

Do you have a list of conditions you need to be satisfied before you do something? Try changing “and” to “or”.