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The reason you don't take your first tango lesson...

posted Feb 6, 2017, 3:00 PM by Sophia de Lautour   [ updated Jun 12, 2017, 7:55 PM ]
...or don't practice your tango between classes...it's not lack of motivation.

In this TED talk (one of the 20 most popular TED talks ever!) Mel Robbins, a former criminal defence attorney turned on-air commentator exposes the myth of motivation.

Mel also explains how to make the micro-decisions that will help you to step out of your comfort zone - the pre-requisite action to any worthwhile goal.

Mel abides by the '5 Second Rule' (not the one about food dropped on the floor!).
You can read more about that approach here.

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So when you hesitate to take that first tango class, do your tango drills, dance at your first Practica or Milonga, or perform tango in public...

Don't hesitate!
Take action within 5 seconds.
Be aware that your mind, if given time, will always find ways to stop you from taking action; bringing up a tonne of reasons why you shouldn't act (such as the classic one for Sydney-siders - bad weather!).

Just take action! 
Do something towards your desired goal - book that class, put on your dance shoes, or whatever else you need to do to get started!
Go do it!

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