Monday, October 15, 2012

Impressions. New Skills. New Messages. How Long Do New Skills Take to Sink In?

First impressions. Second impressions General impressions. How long does it take to make an impression? 1 minute? 5 minutes? 10 minutes? Try 5 seconds.

  • You have 5 seconds to make an impression. 
  • You must practice a new skill for 21 days to start a pattern.
  • It will take 100 days for your new skill to become automatic.
  • A new skill is forgotten in 30 days.
  • Practice is necessary because 66% of a message is forgotten in 24 hours.
  • It takes 8 days of constant reminding for 90% of new information to be retained in 30 days.
Little Things
It's the little things we do or say
That make or break the beauty of the average passing day,
Hearts, like doors, will open with ease,
To very, very little keys.
And don't forget that two of these
Are "I thank you," and "If you please."