From the Desk of Keith Hafner
Why People Quit.
You begin a new activity. You are excited and ready to learn. You have your first training session, and you learn a TON! You get home and you can’t believe how much you’ve learned. You can’t wait to get back to the next lesson.
In the second lesson, you learn a lot, too…but not quite as much as in the first lesson. In the third lesson, the same thing: you learn a little less than in the second.
That’s the reality of learning. As you go deeper into a subject, you learn a little less each session.
And that’s why people often quit most activities after a brief time.
They can’t handle the feeling that they are learning less than they were in the beginning. So they quit.
People who become experts can handle this. They might spend weeks, months, even years mastering one tiny part of what they are studying.
Even though they are learning a little less in each session, they understand that they are getting the better stuff…the stuff that most people never get to.
If you understand this dynamic ahead of time, you will be on your way to expert status — in whatever it is you choose to pursue.