We all have something we’d love to start, whether it’s playing the piano, cake decorating, or learning to dance. But we keep putting it off and waiting for ‘one day’.
As kids, we would often dive in at the opportunity to try something new - so as adults, why do we wait?
We wanted to find out, so we ran an experiment with some unsuspecting grown-ups and a waiting room containing that one thing they need to get going.
But did they make a start? And what happened when we asked some enthusiastic kids to inspire them to give it a go?
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We all have our own reasons for not getting started. Maybe you don’t want to go on your own, or you’re scared you’ll be rubbish. Perhaps you’re nervous to wear the outfit (Lycra’s intimidating, right?). These barriers might be easier to break down than you think, and just remember you’re not alone.
Here’s why people across the country haven’t quite managed to get going yet1…
1These figures are based on the results of an online survey carried out by Opinium of 2,004 nationally representative UK adults (aged 18+) between 7-10 April 2017.