Only specific goals turn into success.
I asked one of my students, “Have you set your English fluency goal?” Alex, it was her name, said: “I want to be fluent and English and speak without even thinking.”
Great! Alex told me something I’d already known, we previously discussed. Her answer is too vague, and a bit blurred like a foggy morning. Now she must be more specific about her goals to reach them.
What about your goals? Say goodbye to these general statements and be more specific. Every time I open the door to my Fluency Academy, I urge my students to tell me their measurable goals. It’s not enough to say, “I want to be fluent” as it doesn’t give you any motivation, and you’ll find excuses sooner or later.
Make your favorite cup of tea or coffee, think for a while about a specific goal you want to achieve within three months. Note them down, don’t forget to do it – it’s crucial. If you skip that step, you’ll forget them within two days.
Your measurable goal possible to reach within three months is:
- to give a speech in English in front of your coworkers,
- give a 15-minute lecture on any topic,
- go on holiday and go through the booking process without any problems,
- be able to have a successful interview in English
- start to write a blog,
- find a language partner,
- pass TOEFL or IELTS exam, what score do you expect,
- study at a foreign university,
- write emails in English without checking every word in the dictionary,
- read a novel in English,
- apply for a new job,
- -get a job in an international company,
- attend a webinar in English,
- move to an English speaking country.
What’s your specific, measurable goal?