One of my favourite truisms is as follows…
“The quality of your questions determine the quality of your answers.”
To put it another way, if you’re looking for ways to become a better language learner, the solutions you find will depend on the questions you ask…
Or the stories you tell yourself.
So, what stories do you tell yourself?
In this great guest post, I invite Phillip, founder of Lingualift, to discuss 6 of the worst language “stories” we tell ourselves, and how to turn them on their head, so you can become a more successful language learner!
Human nature isn’t about cooperation, creativity and freedom – it’s about our incredible ability to justify why we can’t do something—especially to ourselves.
As Don Wilder remarked, “Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.”
It’s important to deal with them early and resolutely.
We all know that.
But somehow, we never act upon the intuition.
When our friends give us their excuses, we get annoyed, and are tempted to reply with Nike’s, “Just do it.”
When we end up on the receiving end of the simplistic slogan, we realise how unhelpful such advice actually is.