In our Inglés 0,0 group session last week, the Nike «Just Do It» slogan came out, as a participant saw that he had been making his English-speaking life more complicated than it really is.
He said that he wanted to participate more in group conversations in English at work. The only thing that was stopping him from doing that, was believing, among others, the following 3 thoughts:
a) If I don’t participate it is because my English isn’t good enough.
b) I need to train privately in order to participate more in group conversations.
c) If I feel uncomfortable, the discomfort is giving me information about what other people are thinking about me.
The truth is that:
a) He doesn’t always participate in group conversations in his own language, Spanish. His English communication is more than good enough to participate if he really wants to.
b) The best training is in the real situation: Participating in more group conversations!
c) When he feels uncomfortable, the discomfort is only giving him information about one thing: His thinking in the moment.
When he saw that for himself, he laughed and said, «Just Do It».
What is it that you really want to do that you are NOT doing because you believe those habitual thoughts that look a bit like excuses? 😉
If you know what it is, this week STOP thinking about what, when, who, how and why, and… Just Do It.
If you want some help with that, you can find it in these FREE VIDEOS about the x-factor needed to communicate effectively in English.