This is my second post in the effort to create a blogging habit. I spoke yesterday how the tool I’m going to use is the 2 Minute Chain rule, and I said today I’d talk about why the two minute rule works. I’m not a car expert, but I know that it takes a significant amount of energy to start an engine from a cold start. In fact, the engine won’t start unless there’s another engine, the starter, that will get it turn. You also use more gas when you are constantly pressing the brakes and then starting back up, but the car needs a burst of fuel to move from a standstill as opposed to a continuous stream of gas while moving and letting gravity do some of the work. In other words, it takes more energy to start something than it does to keep going. That is what the two minute rule helps to overcome. It gets you to take that first step, turn the engine, etc. It gets you to start because it’s only 2 minutes.