If you’ve ever thought about giving up on learning Chinese, then you’re probably the most normal person out there! It’s just part of the process of mastering the Chinese language, but there are options to help you persevere. Let’s examine some of those options.
Revisit Your Goals
Take a moment to dream again of what it will be like one day when you are able to speak Mandarin fluently! Who will you talk to? What will you say? Where will you go with your newly acquired skills? How will you feel at that moment in time? Revisiting your goals really is one key aspect of continuing on your journey. As you look at what you want, you make the choice at this moment whether or not to keep going. Bringing your goals to mind frequently will help you persevere!
How to Accept Reality
Nothing worth doing is easy. But the character you build, the skills you acquire, and the attitude that you develop along the way are the true treasure that are invaluable. So, what kind of person do you want to be? What do you want to achieve? Do you want to be a quitter or a winner?
The journey to learning Chinese includes challenges and delays, but it is your response to these that will enable you to overcome and proceed with the journey. As you identify some of the problems, you’ll be able to find solutions. This problem-solving problem will prove to yourself that you can indeed learn the Mandarin language!
How to Enjoy the Journey
A final thought with regards to the reality of learning a new language is that the more interactive the process is for you, the more you will not only learn, but enjoy the process! Find those activities that use Chinese that you enjoy doing. Go for a walk naming everything in sight in Chinese, watch a movie in Chinese, play a game where you will actually use the language, or simply talk with someone so you can use the language.
The enjoyment itself will propel you forward! As you do so, spend more and more time on what you love. Smile, enjoy the journey, and be patient with yourself as you learn this incredible language!
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