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An op-ed by Prof. Hal Hershfield on how completing small tasks helps us accomplish large goals

Excerpt from Psychology Today -- "One possibility is that by completing several small tasks, I give myself a sense of competence that I can do what I set out to do, or what psychologist Albert Bandura has termed “self-efficacy.” Another possibility, however, is that trying to pay attention to a number of smaller sub-tasks makes it harder for me to maintain my focus on the big picture (think: 'Well, I just finished these three little things, so I may as well as check out what’s new and exciting on Facebook for three hours before writing this blog post')."

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