"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.
Productivity specialist Amber De La Garza says, “You must hold your deadlines to yourself just as sacred as you would to others. The key is creating external accountability for your internal deadlines.”
You must hold your deadlines to yourself just as firmly as you would to others. The key is creating external accountability for internal deadlines.
We often put milestones off by months or even years. And putting your internal deadlines on the back burner will keep you from growing. You may rationalize your excuses, but it can have huge implications for your business or career.