STEPS TO LEARNING SOMETHING NEW
Write down all the activities, skills or abilities you wished you had time to do or you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t. Rate them in order of importance.
2) Choose your activity.
Really look at your list and decide what you want to make happen this summer. What would make you happy and proud? This is supposed to be fun and fulfilling for you. If you feel like it’s work, you will resent it.
3) Answer “why are you not doing it?”
It’s something you would love to do and it would make you happy, but for some reason it’s last on your priority list. What is holding you back from learning this new skill or doing this activity? Time? Money? Fear? Face why you’re not doing it and remember, it’s just an excuse.
4) Make a plan.
Find time in your schedule to fit in your new activity every week. Start today. Make promises to do your activity. Implement consequences if you don’t do your promises. If you don’t enjoy your activity, you are allowed to change it! This is not school. This is about learning how to do something you love.
5) Declare an end result.
What do you want to accomplish by the end of the summer with your new activity or skill? For example, if you are learning how to cook, plan a big Labor Day dinner party with close friends, where you cook the entire meal.
The possibilities are endless! Get to it!
PS – Learning is FUN. Join me on my Fun and Adventure Tele-Talk, where we’ll be discussing the importance of fun and adventure to your health and personal development. You’ll learn how to make promises in this arena that will exhilarate and inspire you to action! If you can’t attend the call, register anyway and we’ll send you an audio playback so you can listen and learn on your own time.