Your ABCs and 1,000 Little Things
Your first days in school were spent learning the fundamentals of the English language: your ABCs. Only then could you move on to learn the 1,000 other things that were important, but only doable if you had committed your ABCs to memory. We can follow that same successful logic in designing any training procedure. Little things can become big things.
Recently, a friend told me about trying to sleep at a summer camp where there was one lonely mosquito that kept buzzing around his head. He said he couldn’t believe that a 200-pound person could be so intimidated by such a tiny little mosquito. Finally, he turned the light on and killed that sucker, and life got better.
On a 3 × 5 card, write: “Remember ...