Day 3 of the intro week (Wednesday)
How to Squeeze the Last Drop Out of Your Course
What motivates you?
I always thought getting something done had to do with willpower and setting the right goals.
But I’ve recently learned that one simple trick can be amazingly powerful.
This trick is described in the British Journal of Health Psychology. Researchers found that understanding the benefits of exercise doesn’t increase the amount of exercise we do.
What makes us stick to an exercise regime is the simple act of writing down when exactly we’re going to exercise next week.
The research shows that without a specific plan only 35% of people exercised at least once a week. But a whopping 91% of people who had written down their plan exercised at least once a week. (You can read more about this research in this post by James Clear.)
Your action point #1
How busy is a usual week for you? And how are you going to make time for this course?
Have you already planned time in your diary for next week? Try blocking one hour each day Monday to Thursday.
Can’t fit one hour a day in? Consider preparing ahead over the weekend.
Students who finished the course before you all had a specific plan each week. And they found that working ahead beats trying to catch up.
Your action point #2
Today I also have a free ebook from my friend Mike Davenport for you. He explains how to get most out of any course or any ebook you buy (and the mistakes he’s made himself).
Mike’s advice isn’t specific for this course, but I think you’ll enjoy it. His first tip is my favorite.
The ebook is a quick 10 minute read. Click here to download the ebook (opens a new tab)
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