Making time for learning and goals


We often forget that anything in life takes time. That’s why the first step toward getting better at something is learning how to make time for it. 

 Fresh start effect. This psychological phenomenon makes people see the beginning of a new year (or a new semester, month or even week) as an opportunity to distance themselves from their past failures.

 “Yes … damn!” effect, a bias that makes people wrongly believe they will have more time in the future than right now. This is the cognitive bias responsible for why so many of us agree to future activities like agreeing to be on a committee (“yes”), but then regret it when time comes because we realize we don’t have the free time we thought we would (“damn!”).

Why time management is the secret to keeping New Year’s resolutions

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