ONTO THE POSITIVE BELIEFS

It’s time to swap your beliefs to positive ones. Prepare for the dose of motivation!

Any person has the ability to learn at least one extra language. You’ve done it before with your native language. Somehow all kids manage to do it. How? They don’t doubt their ability. They don’t give up. That’s the secret. Moreover, as you manage to learn one foreign language, it gets easier because you start to see what your strengths are and how to do it the way that works for you.

It’s not about having “super powers”, it’s about using what you’ve got. Figure out your strengths and weaknesses. For instance, I have a perfect short-term memory, but my long-term memory sucks. That means if I don’t constantly revise information, I might forget it. Luckily, with languages I don’t have to sit over books to do so, I just need to use a language from time to time. And I gladly do it by watching movies, listening to songs, etc. That’s how it works for me. Same thing with you – figure out you abilities and wing it!

Think about all those amazing things you can do once you know the language fluently. What are your little goals? Keep those things in mind. If there’s no point for you to learn a language, it’ll be tempting to quit whenever you run into an obstacle.

You don’t need to believe. When I started learning English I didn’t think I could possibly succeed. I had the same negative beliefs from the previous chapter. But I did it anyway. So, if you still don’t believe in yourself – don’t waste your energy on convincing yourself that you can. Just go for it.

Do not stop. Promise me that you won’t stop and I can promise you that you will succeed. Give yourself a year. And make sure that every day you do at least something language-related. Then see what happens. I assure you that fallowing tips from this book you’ll get results.

I believe in you and I wish you to succeed!

This article is taken from the book “My key to learning any language” that you can get here:

https://payhip.com/b/WKTO

Or here:

https://sitdownandwatchme.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/my-key-to-nailing-any-language-sample.pdf

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Distractive beliefs regarding learning languages

Many people live with a dream to learn a foreign language but don’t really do anything to achieve it because they’re sure they can’t. Can they? Here’re some distractive beliefs that can keep people from learning languages:

“It’s hard”. Yes, many people don’t start because they’ve already decided it’s not doable for them. But why not give it a shot?

“You need to have a talent/good memory”. You don’t need anything special to learn a language. You already have everything you need. I believe that learning languages is not about having a perfect memory or being born with a talent. It’s about using what you’ve got. How? I actually have a book about it, it’s called “My key to nailing any language”. If you have desire to check it out – link is at the end of the article.

“You need to visit a certain country”. You don’t have to go to other country in order to practice a language. In fact, I know people who went abroad and came back with no result. Surely, new environment pushes you to adopt, but if you’re stubborn enough you might not J Anyway, don’t see it as an ultimate option for learning a language. It’s not for everyone. If you prefer to learn a language without leaving your comfort zone – feel free to do so. I assure you, if you do everything right, you have a big chance at succeeding.

“You can’t learn a language just by yourself”. When I entered my university I had never learned German before. And I really wanted to see if it’s possible to learn a language only at uni. Turned out, it’s not. See, it doesn’t matter how great, smart, amazing your teachers are, no one can learn a language for you. Going to class and hoping that’s it – not really a right thing to do. YOU – that’s what it takes to learn a language. Other people can only help. But YOU are enough.

“I will never be able to remember/learn/understand this”. It’s ok to have such thoughts till you know that it’s not true. It’s not about ability; it’s about time and desire. When I started watching movies in English I thought that there’s no way I can understand their speech. When I first saw the list of German irregular verbs I thought the same thing. However, I didn’t give up and eventually succeeded. Sooner or later you’ll nail everything! Just give it some time. And dedication!

This article is taken from the book “My key to learning any language” that you can get here:

https://payhip.com/b/WKTO

Or here:

https://sitdownandwatchme.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/my-key-to-nailing-any-language-sample.pdf

Why learn a new language?

REASONS TO LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE

Should we learn another language? Why? What are your thoughts on these questions? I’m interested! And here’re my reasons to learn languages:

Time has to pass anyway

What a weird reason, you might think. Fair enough. But this phrase actually made me start learning English. I had 3 free summer month ahead of me, and it simply hit me – time will pass anyway. After these 3 months I might be at the same place I am now or might actually get something out of them. Same with you – some time from now you might or might not speak a new language. And it’s only up to you! I hope this “revelation” will influence you as well.

It broads your horizons

 The limits of my language are the limits of my world” (Ludwig Wittgenstein). It is very true, indeed. Every culture has different outlook on the world, and by learning a new language you can adopt it! Thus, you won’t be limited to the way people see things in your country.

Every language affects you

It has a lot to do with the previous reason. I do notice that every language make me think and speak differently. And turned out I’m not the only one who thinks so. I’ve heard it from many people who speak several languages as well. They even claim to have several personalities depending on a language! How cool is that the language can make such an impact on you. And I’m convinced it’s only for the best.

It fascinates people

Yes, people are actually impressed by somebody speaking a foreign language because not so many people can do that. It never surprises me though – I believe that it’s something any person can achieve. And I’ll show you how! Besides, it’s always a pleasure for foreigners to hear people speaking their language. So, it’s a good way to make new friends!

It’s an amazing way to train your brain

Scientifically speaking, learning languages creates new neural pathways between nerve cells. Long story short, it means that your brain will function better. And it’s definitely perfect for improving your memory.

This article is taken from the book “My key to learning any language” that you can get here:

https://payhip.com/b/WKTO

Or here:

My Key To Nailing Any Language Sample

Perks of being an introvert

I’m an introvert. And I like it. However sometimes I feel like introverts are underestimated in a modern society. Let me explain myself. Every introvert at least once in his life heard: “You should get out of your comfort zone”, “Do what you’re afraid of”, “Always say yes” and other nasty stuff. But what if my comfort zone is too comfy to leave it 🙂 I don’t see the point of living like an extrovert if I’m not one. Don’t go against your nature. Dogs don’t tell cats that they should bark.

So, instead of wasting your time trying to change ourselves let’s rather use what we’ve got to our advantage!

These are the perks that we possess:

  • We don’t have that burning desire to go somewhere. I don’t understand it, but extroverts hate staying at home. It makes them bored. As an introvert I don’t like leaving the house. With that being said –
  • We’re never bored. I always have something to do both online and offline. We don’t need people to keep us entertained. We find ourselves entertaining enough!
  • We’re good friends. Duh! That’s because we prefer to have few, but close friends. We don’t waste our time on people who don’t deserve it.
  • We’re in fact very interesting to talk too. Too bad extroverts don’t have time to figure that out because they rarely shut up. That was meant to be a joke. Please, forgive me, extraverts! 🙂
  • Creative energy! That’s the best. It is said that introverts generate energy, extroverts consume it. And I literally feel like when I spend time on my own, I get all these amazing ideas and desire to create. For example currently I’m writing a book about learning languages.

So, if you’re an introvert and you feel like less of a person – just stop! You might listen to your extraverted friend and go to that damn party where everyone’s wasted. Or you might actually use that time to create something that will benefit you in a long run. It’s only up to you!