Thursday, 27 October 2016

Proceed with an attitude of utter conviction

In her book Dr. Kato Lomb lists her 10 commandments for language learning. The tenth is to be firmly convinced that you are a linguistic genius.

Attitude is that important.

As Henry Ford said:
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right.

But I think that there's more. It's possible to inflate your confidence to some extent, but not as much as if your conviction was based upon a solid foundation.

(The metaphor of a house built on sand or on rock fits right here.) 


What are those expressions called - when you repeat positive thoughts to yourself? Oh yes, self-affirmations. It seems to me that that practice wouldn't work so well in a vacuum. 


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