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Updated 29 October 2015

The ‘three-minute rule’

Employ the ‘three-minute rule’. Write down three things you have been trying to achieve — whether it’s changing bank, sorting out your photo album or a career change — and give yourself a month to get them done. When you've decide to tackle one of your chosen tasks, set your alarm clock to buzz you in three minutes, then concentrate on the task in hand. You’ll find that once you've broken the fear of starting something, you’ll be fired up to get it done.

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