UnCategorized It’s amazing how much junk we tend to absorb into our minds and allow it stay there, festering and tainting everything we do. All of this will impede your progress when learning a new language. Most of have minds that are cluttered with unproductive thoughts like negative .ments by friends or family members, derogatory messages we’ve fed to ourselves, and restrictive messages received by society. All of this trash will continue to degrade our performance when learning a new language unless we clear it out occasionally. It wears away at your mental stamina and suck up mental energy that could be better spent learning new vocabulary, grammar structures, and ways to express yourself fluently in a second language. Take a few moments to think about the types of thoughts and beliefs you hold about yourself and your life. While you do that…realize also how this will hold you back from reaching your goals in life…specifically those of learning to speak a second language fluently and proficiently. Are you still operating under your father’s assertion that you’ll never amount to anything? Are you still hearing the voice of your third grade teacher who said you wouldn’t go far in life because of your inability to pay attention in class? How do you think affects the way you view your success at learning to talk in a new language? Make a list of all the beliefs and limitations that others have placed upon you. Also be sure to include the limitations that you have placed upon yourself. Specifically make note of those that have to do with your dreams and desires of successfully learning to speak a new language. You know the ones that claim you can’t do such-and-such because you’re just not good at it, or the things you’ve tried but didn’t have much success with the first time around, so now you believe you’ll never be successful at it. If you have tried to learn a new language before…but gave up for whatever reason…write it down. If you are trying…but are frustrated and don’t see any progress…write that down too. When you’ve written down everything you can think of – read the list over once more, and then BURN it. Watch the warm, fiery yellow and orange flames lick the paper away until there is nothing left but ashes. Everything on that list was simply a perception, whether yours or someone else’s. Perceptions are flexible and subject to change. You can change the way you view language learning…and anything else in life. You now have a clean slate upon which to write your own empowering perceptions. You can start by writing the opposite of the beliefs and messages you just burned, or you can .e up with entirely new ones. What truths do you want to apply to your life? That you’re wealthy? That you’re successful and confident? That you are eager to try new things? That you can learn to speak a new language? How do you want to view language learning? Why do you really want to learn the language? Make note of your true motives and be honest with yourself about why you are learning. Whatever you want to do in life…besides language learning…add it to the list and then get moving on it! Periodically, repeat this clearing-out exercise to be sure you’re not reabsorbing restrictive messages again. Keep your mind free of unproductive trash and debris, and you’ll have plenty of room to store the thoughts you actually WANT to keep in there. Specifically all the new vocabulary and grammar that you need to express yourself in the new language. Every one should keep a mental wastepaper basket and the older he grows the more things he will consign to it – torn up to irrecoverable tatters. – Samuel Butler About the Author: 相关的主题文章: