‘English just isn’t your thing, Monika’
That’s what I would hear from my high school teacher on a regular basis.
Guess what it made me believe about myself?
That I will, obviously, never ever be good at it.
Fast forward thirteen years…
Here I am on a Sunday afternoon reviewing my clients’ content.
And those pieces are all written by native English speakers.
Living in London became my dream all those years ago.
And I just KNEW there was no other way for me but to learn the language.
I wanted it so badly, I realised I had to start not from sitting down with a book..
But from believing I CAN become good at it.
And I did it.
It’ll always be my second language, but the truth is
I think, dream, live my life in English.
If I had taken my teacher’s words for a fact that could never be changed…
I probably wouldn’t have met so many people who now mean the world to me.
I wouldn’t have coached people across the globe either.
And I surely wouldn’t have written an e-book or got asked to write for a magazine…all in English.
So next time you find yourself thinking there’s something you could never do…
Is this a fact or a belief that just isn’t serving you?
And then look at me – I am living proof that if you change a belief, you change everything.
And in long term beliefs are what shapes our destiny…
Which is why I’m genuinely excited for what the future holds.
And really hope so are you?