Thursday, October 28, 2010

Do You Whine That You're Not Good In English?

Dear ESL students, 

Do you whine that you're not good in English? 

Stop whining! You have to tell yourself everyday that you are getting better

Here is an article from Seth Godin's blog. Seth Godin is an American entrepreneur,best selling author of twelve books and public speaker.


Two problems with whining

The first is that it doesn't work. You can whine about the government or your friends or your job or your family, but nothing will happen except that you'll waste time.

Worse... far worse... is that whining is a reverse placebo. When you get good at whining, you start noticing evidence that makes your whining more true. So you amplify that and immerse yourself in it, thus creating more evidence, more stuff worth complaining about.
If you spent the same time prattling on about how optimistic you are, you'd have to work hard to make that true...

New words to  study:
1. whine -  to complain in a childish way
2. placebo - something that treats
3. amplify- increase the volume of
4. immerse- focus / throw into
5.prattle - to talk without meaning/ to talk foolishly
6.optimistic-hopeful/ You are optimistic when you expect  that good things will happen.

Click this to go to Seth Godin's blog!

 Stop whining that you're not good in English or you won't improve.
Study now! 

Teacher  Jet 
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