Or … we don’t. We’re attracted to other people we believe are like us. Psychologist and business consultant Valerie White says, “People respond when you speak at their pace.” Mirror the body language of the person you’re speaking with to establish an instant rapport.
Successful entrepreneurs tend to go with their gut instincts and don’t overthink choices. That isn’t to say they don’t consider consequences-they absolutely do. However, they don’t over-analyze to the point of paralysis. After carefully considering their options, they choose a path, take action, and don’t look back.
The course was as well-designed as a real-world lecture and the teacher was qualified and engaging, but it’s not a surprise that the dropout rate was so high: As soon as education gets difficult (and useful education always gets difficult) it’s social pressure, peer pressure and our own need to fit in and achieve that often keeps us going. The typical online course provides precious little of any of these elements.