Activation energy: the chemistry of getting started - Ness Labs
The most challenging part of a task is often getting started. For instance, to get out of bed or to start studying for an exam.
Usually, we make the process of starting much more laborious by adding unnecessary steps. We sign up to a gym that is too far away, or we commit to overly ambitious goals.
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Next time you experience a tip-of-the-tongue state, don't retrieve the information from memory. Instead, look up the correct answer. Repeat it a few times or write it down to help with encoding.
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