For an Article diving into the psychology of decision making behavior I find it odd that you chose a friend as the anecdote. It’s very presumptuous (and empirically this info cannot be obtained) to state the thoughts holding your friend back. “My friend distracts himself from his big objective with other projects because his other projects have a clearer path.” Perhaps he is starting those tasks first to get momentum, perhaps because they are higher priority, perhaps he has chunked out smaller tasks of the big goal at hand. Unless this example of your friend is along the lines of asking an embarassing question for a friend then it is not an appropriate anecdote. This is a great article otherwise. You do a great job of making clear the way the two systems interact and the steps that can be taken to manage these systems.