This summer, I am archiving the missing “tips of the week”. I sent this one on July 27, 2019.
If you are having a hard time getting something done, commit to it publicly.
This can be pretty risky, so, careful with this one. You might commit to something you later regret. So, again… careful.
That said, I like to commit to projects publicly.
I like to sleep in. But, whenever I do, it throws the day off. Even though I don’t necessarily like getting up early, days go so much better for me when I do get up early.
For this reason, I often commit to teaching classes early in the morning. I also like to teach what I am personally learning.
For example, I need to get up early (makes the day so much smoother) and I wanted to learn French. So, I committed to teaching French early in the morning during the 2020/2021 school year.
Did well getting up early. Did not do so well in French. That’s okay, I suppose. We learn by doing.
French is done for the summer (2021). This summer, I am putting myself through an intensive French program. So, yes. French will be back in the fall. Hopefully much better.