One of my biggest secrets for success is what I called my “Ice Cream Theory On Productivity.”
What do I mean by that?
Let’s say I handed you a pint of ice cream and a spoon – then said, “Okay I want that entire pint finished in 1 hour! I’ll be back! It better be done!” I’m betting that if I came back in an hour and asked you, “Okay? So, did you finish that pint of ice cream?” that your answer would be a resounding, “Yes! Thanks!”
Why would you have finished that entire pint of ice cream? Not because you had discipline. [...]