English with Kirsty – episode 168
Make 2020 the year of no more wasted opportunities!
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It’s the beginning of a new year, and people are thinking about what they want to change or do differently.
One thing could be to not let opportunities pass you by because of fears about your language skills. The job you didn’t apply for/the meeting you didn’t speak up in/the contribution you didn’t make because you were so focussed on the difference between where your language skills are now and where you would like them to be.
I’ve been in these situations too with my German. Some of them are better now because I took action. Others are still work in progress – but I’m getting there!
The best way to make sure that something gets done is to make a plan. So a vague hope for change becomes a list of specific steps you want to change – so that 2020 is the year when we don’t let opportunities or good things pass us by because we are not willing to leave our language comfort zones!
If this doesn’t apply to you – is there something else that you would like to change this year? It doesn’t have to be something you want to start or stop doing – sometimes it’s just about making a conscious effort to prioritise or improve something.
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