Immerse yourself in what you want
Have you heard people talking about how they spent a year in a country not speaking the native language and they came back fluently speaking it? This is a great example of jumping in to something with both feet. There are a lot of times when we hold ourselves back because we feel like something is too much work, too hard or even that we don’t have the capacity to learn something new.
This is not the case at all. The problem is that we have the choice to learn or talk about how we would like to learn.
When you are given the choice, it is easier to talk the talk then it is to walk the walk. However when you are tossed into the mix, there isn’t an option anymore. If you:
- Spend money to go back to school. You won’t want to waste your time or money so you will make the time to study.
- Want to be a writer and get a gig for a website. You will be more likely to write regularly than if you have your own free WordPress site.
- Start a business. You will not want to fail and have no income so you will work long hours to make it successful.
In the end, by putting yourself in a sink or swim situation, you will have a greater likelihood of making it. Not because you want to, but because you backed yourself up against a wall and NEED to learn the new task or job or language.