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  • Hey, I need you to listen very closely.

  • I need you to pause and listen in this lesson, I'm going to tell you seven things

  • that you must stop saying this year, seven things that if you stop saying them,

  • your English will go to the next level.

  • Are you ready to learn what these seven things are?

  • Well, then I'm teacher Tiffani.

  • Let's jump right in.

  • The very first thing you must stop saying is my English is bad.

  • And you're probably smiling or shaking your head because you've said this before.

  • Oh, I'm sorry.

  • My, my English is bad.

  • Why do you need to stop saying this this year?

  • Here's the reason why you must stop saying this.

  • When you say my English is bad, this phrase undermines.

  • Your confidence and also discourages conversation.

  • What do you mean teacher Tiffani?

  • Let me explain it more.

  • The moment you say my English is bad.

  • Your brain says, okay, well, we're not going to work hard.

  • We're not going to work hard.

  • If you already believe that your English is bad, why is your brain going to work

  • overtime to help you find the words or expressions in your brain's database?

  • It actually decreases your confidence in yourself.

  • When you say my English is bad, you're not believing in yourself.

  • Remember, I tell you all the time I believe in you, but you

  • have to believe in yourself.

  • The second thing is it also discourages conversation.

  • If you start off the conversation by saying my English is bad, well, the person

  • listening will say, okay, well, we're not going to have a good conversation

  • because you don't have the ability to express yourself in this language.

  • So a part of their listening suddenly turns off.

  • Oh, well, this person can't speak English.

  • So.

  • I'll just kind of listen, uh, kind of, and then I'll keep walking.

  • Don't say my English is bad.

  • Listen, I'm trying to help you improve your English this year.

  • I want you to be able to speak English fluently, but you must

  • stop saying my English is bad.

  • So what's the alternative?

  • What should you say?

  • This is what I want you to say.

  • I'm still learning English.

  • So please bear with me.

  • I love this one.

  • Hey, I'm still learning English.

  • So please just bear with me.

  • In other words, Hey, I'm still on my journey.

  • I'm still on my journey to speak English fluently.

  • Would you mind just being patient with me?

  • I guarantee the response is going to be much different from how my English is bad.

  • Okay.

  • Well, turn off my ears.

  • I'm on my English journey.

  • Would you be patient?

  • Sure.

  • I'm going to.

  • Open my ears even more, pay attention, even more, my friend, stop saying

  • my English is bad and instead say, I'm still learning English.

  • Please bear with me.

  • You got it.

  • Listen, write this down.

  • This is going to help you this year.

  • Let's move on to the second thing.

  • I need you to stop saying this year.

  • The second thing is this.

  • It's too difficult.

  • It's too difficult.

  • Stop saying this.

  • When you say it's too difficult, once again, you're telling your

  • brain, turn off, I don't need you.

  • I don't need your effort because this is too hard.

  • It's too difficult.

  • English.

  • I can't do it.

  • Why do I want you to stop saying this?

  • Here's the main reason when you say this.

  • It can discourage others and limit personal growth.

  • Listen closely.

  • It can discourage others and also limit your personal growth.

  • What do you mean?

  • What I'm saying is as human beings, we affect each other.

  • So the moment you say it's too difficult, the person listening

  • to you, another English learner, maybe you were their goal.

  • You were like, Hey, they were like, man, if she can do it, if

  • he can do it, I know I can do it.

  • The moment you say it's too difficult, all of a sudden.

  • Well, if it's too difficult for them, I know I can't do it.

  • You can not intentionally inadvertently start discouraging someone else.

  • And also it will limit your own growth.

  • Similar to the first thing I told you not to say, when you

  • say this, it's too difficult.

  • Again, your brain says, well, we're not going to grow in this area

  • because you believe it's too hard.

  • Stop believing that stop saying that.

  • What should you say instead, instead of it's too difficult.

  • I want you to say this.

  • I find it challenging.

  • That's a fact, but I'm willing to figure it out.

  • Ooh, I get so excited when these are the words that replace the old words.

  • Listen, I find it challenging.

  • I'm admitting this is not the easiest.

  • It is challenging, but I am willing.

  • To figure it out, listen, my goal is to help you this year.

  • Speak English fluently.

  • Do you believe in yourself?

  • Are you willing to figure it out?

  • Listen, I feel good.

  • I hope you feel good.

  • So again, instead of saying it's too difficult, I want you to say,

  • I do find it challenging, but I'm willing to figure it out.

  • You know what?

  • Say it with me.

  • I find it challenging, but I'm willing to figure it out.

  • Yes.

  • Let's move on.

  • Number three.

  • What's the third thing I need you to stop saying this year.

  • I'll try once again, I'll try.

  • You're probably thinking to yourself, wait, Tiff, why is I'll

  • try something that I shouldn't say?

  • Here's the reason.

  • The phrase leaves room for doubt and uncertainty, doubt and uncertainty.

  • I'm realizing that this is an English lesson, but also a motivational lesson.

  • So I'm hoping you're feeling motivated.

  • When you say I'll try even watch my body language.

  • If you're watching this lesson on YouTube, watch my body language.

  • I'll try.

  • I don't really believe I can do it per se, but I mean.

  • I mean, I'll, I'll give it a try.

  • There's this measure of doubt, this measure of uncertainty, like, ah, I

  • don't know the a hundreds that believe that I can do it, but I'll try.

  • So what do I want you to say instead of I'll try, this is what I want you to say.

  • I will do my best.

  • Such a different phrase I'll try, not sure if it's going to happen, but I

  • mean, I'll try versus I will do my best.

  • I'll give it my all.

  • I'll give 110 percent listen as your English teacher.

  • And I'm sure, or I hope you guys can feel this.

  • I hope you realize how passionate I am about helping

  • you achieve your goal this year.

  • I'm not trying, I'm doing my best.

  • I'm giving 110%.

  • Why?

  • Because I believe in you.

  • I am giving my best.

  • I'm not just, well, I'm trying.

  • I mean, I'm trying to record a video.

  • No, when I get in front of this camera, when I get on this microphone, I am

  • here for you giving my all my friend.

  • I need you to do the same thing when it comes to your English.

  • Don't try.

  • Give your best.

  • Don't slack off.

  • Don't be lazy.

  • You have control of your English journey.

  • Listen, man, I believe in you so much.

  • You have the power to take yourself to the next level.

  • Why you have a teacher who cares about you.

  • I care about you.

  • We've never met in person probably, but I care about you.

  • And now I just need you to believe in yourself.

  • Do your best, give your best.

  • And I.

  • Guarantee you will see results.

  • So stop saying I'll try and instead say, I'll do my best.

  • You got it.

  • Ooh, I felt that one.

  • I felt that one.

  • Here we go.

  • Number four, I need you to stop saying this.

  • Stop saying.

  • It's impossible.

  • Stop saying it's impossible.

  • It's not again, I'm your English teacher.