Give it five minutes

Give it five minutes

A great and simple piece of advice from Jason Fried about reacting to new ideas. Give them five minutes in your head before making a judgement.

Speaking from experience, those five minutes can often turn an initial negative reaction into something better. Sometimes your mind will be changed. Sometimes you’re first instinct will be reinforced, but you’ll have thought it through. Most often, though, some insight or better idea will emerge and things will be better as a result.