More than 3,300 people signed up for the 30-Day Learning Challenge (wow!), and some of you might be finding a dip in your motivation for learning.
That’s OK. We all go through dips in motivation sometimes. The key is to figure out a better motivator, and adjust your plan.
Today I’d like to talk about a few common motivations that don’t work that well, and then share what I’ve found to be the best motivations for learning — ones that keep you going strong even after a month or two.
I don’t know about curiosity – that will get you in the door, but likely to wear off quickly. Especially if you don’t have any skill, aptitude, or just a good experience. Having someone to do things with has always been a recommendation – someone to suffer with, as well as compete/motivate each other… But seeing improvement/results/rewards for your effort is a positive feedback loop.
Whatever it is that works, mind that it can/will plateau. Which is fine, there’s ways to deal with that.