A Fundamental key to your English success:
Focus on fun during the journey. Not the destination only.
A bit of advice from Coach Chris.
We all have seen the person in front of us that has achieved whatever we desire and want the outcome of their hard work to be ours instantly.
In times where we have failed, we usually saw an image of what we wanted in our mind and tried to get there as quickly as possible.
Much like sprinting in a race, you get tired and eventually quit long before you reach the destination.
Let’s quickly think about how you would get to Osaka from Tokyo…on foot.
How long do you think it would take if you sprinted as hard as you could?
You would more than likely end up laying on the floor, tired from exhaustion.
How about if you jogged the pace of a marathon runner?
That, too would probably put you on the floor, unless you were a marathon runner.
The point is, at these high paces you probably won’t get there. You would have a breakdown somewhere early in the journey, either mentally or physically.
Now take this same Osaka journey for a person in decent health.
Give them instructions to walk to Osaka and simply document all of the things they saw that they enjoyed on the way.
Give them a purpose of the journey aside from reaching the destination, and I’m sure they would arrive at Osaka in a week or two weeks (Depending on their pace of walking and things that happened along the way.)
The point I am making here, is that when you are trying to accomplish an important goal, patiently and enjoyably engaging in the journey is much more practical and feasible than running your fastest toward the goal.
Here at EIGO2020 we pride ourselves in providing the quickest, easiest, and most enjoyable ways to develop your English skills.
Although we aim to give you that, we know that highest success comes from you enjoying your life and what you learn on your English journey.
That gives you the highest possibility of reaching your goal.
You’ll have three things working in your favor:
- You won’t be straining yourself too much.
- You’ll be enjoying your journey enough to forget how long it takes. Thus, giving you infinite endurance.
- Every step of the way can be fulfilling in addition to incredibly enjoyable. This creates precious memories for the future, while simultaneously giving you joy on the way to your destination.
If you change your perspective and strategy, you’ll change your results.
In this podcast, Coach Chris talks with one of his old friends he’s known for over 10 years about her English journey.
It started with fun, and produced English skills that developed through engaging with English in a way she liked.
Oh yes? Let me not forget to mention that she’s an incredible singer and musical teacher!
Please have a listen to our conversation and imagine your own enjoyable English journey![日本語文へ]