Updated: Mar 27
How often do you ask yourself about what you would like to achieve in your professional life and how often do you keep track of what you have done to be able to be where you want to?
When it comes to learning English for better career prospects, most of my students would admit that becoming fluent in English is very important to them.
Let’s talk about consistency and what role it plays in your career or in your business.
Consistency runs deep throughout your business practices and can make a real impact on how your business grows. You can have the best, most perfect strategy in the world, but if you don’t execute it consistently, it won’t do you any good. Consistency plays a role in how you interact with your customers, what you post, what visuals you use, your marketing strategy, your content, and the list goes on. Consistency is the underlying secret sauce to all your strategy and your day-to-day operations. Having said that, if becoming more fluent in English is strategically important for one’s career, why are there still so many learners who do not keep improving it on a regular basis?
During the last five years, I have been teaching executives from all over the world. One part of them would believe that immersion is the most efficient way to maintain or elevate their language proficiency. They are right, but only partially. Coming to the US several times a year matters you are planning to work with native speakers, to understand the local accent and to learn about their business culture. Undoubtedly, learning a new language takes a lot of practice, involves one being corrected and becoming aware of their common errors.
Depending on how often those executives practice a new language during the whole year, the results will differ dramatically. An excellent approach is when a learner can afford to come to the US, followed then by consistent practice in their home country. Unfortunately, out of all the executives I have ever known, almost nobody implemented the second and the most important part consistently. Why? Because motivation is not always enough.
The second group of executive learners are the ones who value the time spent on traveling and learning. To maintain their level of proficiency, they find it to be more cost and time-efficient to make small steps every week, without large breaks in time, and as a result, more productively. They are, no doubt, the happiest learners who reach their professional goals faster and remarkably.
In general, if you say that you do not have time for learning something, why do you think it is important for you? We always have time for the most important things in our lives, especially when it comes to long-term goals. Agreed?
At the beginning of the new year, I feel like sharing my knowledge about this research with everyone I know. If you ask me, being consistent is more important than being organized.
We become happy when we achieve.
Are you consistent?
Be systematic on a regular basis
Form habits, as these can make various jobs and tasks easier
Being consistent can make you more productive, as you build momentum, which will help you to hit targets
Work your way up the career ladder by building on successes, and working to deliver the next level