3 Essential Requirements for Effective Learning & Successful English Training
In today’s post I want to highlight the importance of 3 key principles of success that InFlow English holds at the core of its English Training. My InFlow English brand and English Training Business was not just some spontaneously created concept that I designed on the back of a matchbox. Inflow was actually founded and is based on timeless and universal principles, plus the wisdom and strategies of many past and present highly successful people. These principles and strategies have stood the test of time and proven that if followed consistently, they will always bring positive results. In this post, I want to highlight a few of the essential ingredients that are prerequisites for success, effective learning and long-term results. The ingredients are; persistence, focus and desire.
Have you ever achieved something easily and quickly without breaking sweat, working for it and challenging yourself? If yes, did you realise that the thing you achieved was not so great after all? I am guessing it did not fulfil you, light you up and give you a great deal of long-term satisfaction. If you want to make a big change, get great results remember nothing worthwhile or of real substance can be achieved without persistence. All people who’ve achieved something big, something that stretched them, forced them to grow and adopt new behaviour, learn new skills, face fear and uncertainty, did so through persistence. Without persistence people quickly lose faith, lose drive and throw in the towel. In my English Training Programs, in order to get the results, they desire, most of participants have to get out of their comfort zone, make big changes to the daily routines, challenge their own habits, their fears, beliefs and programming. This requires persistence. Another big challenge in my English Training and in society in general, is people’s need for instant gratification. They want and expect results NOW – even without putting in the time and effort. Again, persistence is essential to get past this and focus more on long-term results needs persistence. Like any learning or goal, there will be mistakes and failures, but just like a baby learning to walk, you got to just get back up and try again.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action
Persistence overshadows even talent as the most valuable resource shaping the quality of life
Deciding to commit yourself to long-term results rather than short-term fixes is as important as any decision you’ll make in your lifetime.
One of the keys to getting great results and making tangible progress from our English Training or your own self-learning is direction and focus. When you have a clear specific goal, you can take focused and meaningful action that is targeted towards your goal. However, if you have no idea what you want to achieve or even if your goals are vague and sketchy, you will mindlessly wander about, dabbling in stuff, keeping yourself busy, without actually producing much. This frequently happens in the world of English Training where the participants complete a 2-hour English training session or even worse get to the end of a 26-week training program, then feel they haven’t progressed or achieved anything worthwhile? Sometimes, it is not so important how long we study or train, but how effectively we use the time and how effectively we learn. When we pay attention to maintaining a high level of focus, we can use the available of the English Training sessions and of the day more effectively. However, if we have no specific goal and we allow distractions to take away our attention, we are much less likely to accomplish much in the time available. You can get great results in English Training and any aspect of life, but first you must be clear and focused on what you truly want.
Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four-hour days.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power on what we truly want to achieve
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives
Desire is what motivates you to learn, to create something that does not yet exist, to grow and importantly in the context of English training and learning, desire is behind the motivation to change the status quo; even if the present is comfortable or the change is going to be challenging and create pain. The strength of your desire is what motivates you to press on in the face of obstacles. It is what enables one to overcome overwhelming odds. As well as in my own life and pursuit of my goals, throughout my many years of training I have seen first-hand that there is a direct correlation between a learner’s desire and their progress. It is clear low levels of desire, produces low level results. This is why at Inflow English I strongly recommend that participants without the necessary levels of desire do not participate in the training. This saves the business money directly via the training costs and also indirectly via job productivity as the employee is not wasting time in a training course that will not bring results.
Weak desires bring weak results, just like a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything
Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek