Why is it that we start the year filled with renewed drive and motivation only to find ourselves drifting aimlessly through life a few months later? It's easy to make plans for the future and how we're going to change our life for the better - it's much more difficult to build new habits and ove...
Why do we wait until January 1 to begin living our lives "better"? Almost 50 percent of Americans set New Year's Resolutions-yet only 8 percent actually achieve those goals. In fact, over 25 percent of people who set New Year's Resolutions drop off before the end of the first week.
"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about." - Einstein Stop me if you've heard this one before. Ryan has decided to learn Spanish.
Across language learning, company building, and any kind of creative project, there is a dip. The Dip is the long stretch between beginner’s luck and real accomplishment. Extraordinary benefits accrue to the tiny minority of people who are able to push just a tiny bit longer than most.
In any goal that has to be accomplished, there is a Start. It usually gets overlooked, as it's always there. The Start is a much bigger problem since you can’t reach The Dip if you don’t get through The Start, and many more people fantasize about doing something than actually do it and give up.