You believe learning a new/foreign language is hard for you? Well, we won’t patronize you by talking you out of it. But, the truth is: it all depends on the story you choose to believe about yourself.
There are many beautiful languages out there, with at least 7,000 spoken around the world. You might not be surprised to know that at least half of the world’s population are multilingual-but won’t you like to be one of them?
Learning a new language raise your confidence and lead to a more fulfilling, higher quality life. True, when you first begin learning a language, your confidence will likely suffer. This is especially true if you find yourself immersed in a native language environment and you cannot understand anything going on around you. And you feel like a toddler again.
Although your confidence will go down at first, it will soon rise to new heights. With no crutch and the right attitude, it’s possible to pick up a language. The thrill you get from the first time you say something that’s not memorized from a phrase book and people understand you is one of the most exhilarating moments in your life. It gives you an enormous boost to your self-confidence.
You’ll also feel greater confidence in the other things you do. For any business, class, or hobbies in which you participate, you will always remember that you have been able to conquer the mysteries of an entire new language, an ability is so complex and demanding that we are the only known species to be able to do it. On top of that, most people can’t or don’t do it. You are in the mental 1% and that embedded knowledge will show in your every action.
Learning a new language can be the most important thing you do in your life for yourself. The journey will help you grow and discover more about yourself. It will illuminate the ways you think, both good and bad. It will broaden your horizons and capacities in all aspects of life. It will test you, knock you down and kick you. But most important of all, at the end of the day you will be that much stronger and more well-rounded for it. So stop reading this and go get started on your new language.