Keywords: discoveries, implications, potential, accelerated, purpose, motivate, inspire, goals, interrelated, support, balance, imagine.
Keyphrases: unleash your potential; crystal-clear; mother tongue; mind’s-eye.
The way we learn is changing. In the last 100 years, there have been many discoveries in educational psychology that have huge implications for the way we teach and learn.
We know that it’s possible to learn at a much faster speed than before. We are discovering the truly awesome potential of our minds. We also live in a world where the ability to learn quickly and effectively is an absolute necessity.
All the methods of accelerated learning start at the same place: What is your Purpose? What’s your ‘reason why’.
Why do you need to learn? What will be the result for you? What will you get from unleashing the potential of your mind?
This is a question where there is no right or wrong answer. There can be no judgement about the value of your reason. Your ‘reason why’ needs only to be meaningful to you.
At English Learning Accelerated, Your Purpose forms the basis of all your learning. This is the reason that we want to help you become crystal-clear about your purpose so this can motivate and inspire all your actions.
When you have a clear vision of your purpose, it’s much easier to reach your goals.
The number one, best way for you to become clear on your purpose is to regularly write down your goals. The aim is to create a vision of what you want, in each area of your life; for your Career, your Health, your Family and Relationships, your Finances, your Learning and Play.
All your goals will be interrelated and support each other, and it’s important that they are in balance with each other.
Here is a simple exercise so that you can get started now.
1) Imagine yourself in ten years time. How do you want your life to be like, in ten years from now? What kind of job will you be doing? How will you be dressed? Who are the important people in your life? Where will you be living? What other activities will you be doing? How much money will you be making?
Take a moment to think about this, before continuing to the next question.
2) i) Find a clean piece of paper and a pen.
ii) In your mother tongue, write ten things about how you would like your life to be in ten years. Give yourself two minutes to write at least ten sentences. Start with the first thing that comes to mind.
3) Next to each sentence, write a number between 1 −10 that reflects how important this goal is to you.
4) Underline each sentence that you scored with a 9 or a 10.
5) Translate these top-scoring goals into English.
In this exercise you will be practicing your use of the infinitive form of the verb. You can use the following examples as a guide:
In ten years time my goals are:
– To have a house in the country.
– To be in the top 5% of my profession.
– To go on holiday every year with my family.
– To earn at least £______ per year.
– To provide for the health and education of my family.
– To share quality time with my partner.
When you’ve translated your top three goals, send us an email here, and we’ll let you know if you need to make any corrections in your use of language.
Next lesson will be about how to use your goals to formulate questions. By answering these questions, you’ll be able to provide detail to your goals, making them clearer and more vivid to your mind’s eye.
Keeping you posted….
Khalil – ELA