How are you? I’m doing great! I’m excited because I’m thinking you’ve read ‘Speak English Once and for All’ by now and that you’re on your way to establishing some great learning habits.
Today I wanted to talk about accountability. You are accountable to the most important person on earth ... you!
There are many factors that act on our ability to learn a language and your neighbour may have more resources than you, but one thing that we all have is a 24 hour day. Use those 24 hours wisely! The best way to do that is to create a schedule.
The Zen Master says: you must repeat an action a hundred times to make it a habit and a thousand times to become a master. Make it a habit to do the activities I outlined in the book and you will be a master in no time!
Embrace mornings, nights and weekends. Those are moments during the week that your colleagues are busy with their own personal stuff and are not bothering you. Get up a little earlier in the morning to watch a video and read the news in English. Sunday evening is a great moment to settle in with a good book. Practice thinking in English while you’re brushing your teeth, sing out loud in the shower. Think how you can squeeze in little bites of English practice throughout the day.
And don’t just do it on the fly (whenever you think of it), put it into your calendar … the same calendar you use for your business purposes. Stick to it. Create a spreadsheet to keep track of your efforts. Need a template? Click here to get one:
If you get a score of 75% or over at the end of the week, give yourself a little gift: a night at the movies, supper with a friend or a little chocolate. You deserve it!
You can do it!