It broke my heart when she uttered those words to me.
Not only was it a massive head on collision with reality but I thought at that moment that I would never achieve my Spanish learning goals.
In today’s episode of the Real Fast Spanish Tips podcast, I explore one of the fundamental principles of Real Fast Spanish and that is that you are better off without the goal of fluency.
I got some great feedback from last weeks podcast and today’s episode was in fact inspired by one of the Real Fast Spanish Tips podcast listeners. One listener, in particular, sent me a really warm email that inspired me to reiterate one key idea that helped propel me along my Spanish journey. Not only was the email warm but filled with some great turns of phrase and today’s quote is actually directly from the listener – with permission, of course 🙂
In today’s mindset podcast I tell the story of when I first discovered that the goal of fluency wasn’t helpful and that instead, a focus on other things was far productive.
I tell the story of a french girl I met in a bar and how it was something that she told me about language learning that changed everything.
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The quotes from this episode:
“The mountain may be high, but if the edge of potential was too close, the view wouldn’t be as spectacular.” ‒ Keith (Real Fast Spanish Subscriber)
“It’s the sides of the mountain which sustain life, not the top.” ‒ Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
What’s your take on fluency? Am I right or have I got it completely wrong?