Tag Archives: Encouragement

The more you fall, the easier you get up

In Korean drama Mr Baek episode 12, when asked why he choses to do activities like rock climbing, the son’s response was as follows. “I found it fun once I started to get into it.  At first it was too … Continue reading

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Take Charge of your own Learning

Do you passively wait to be taught by a teacher or textbook?  Or do you actively seek out the knowledge you need to speak your target language? Active, engaged learners are far more successful than passive learners. I was a … Continue reading

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Self-praise

Dohwan taught me the word for self-praise, when I joked it was a good thing that I am cute because I am rubbish at speaking Korean. ^^ haha

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This is my moment

“Things may be tough and you may be weary, but they will soon pass and you’ll have your moment.” A bit of encouragement (격려) from the Korean calligrapher KANG Byung-in. Oppa Ryan gave me link to Korean calligraphy examples.   … Continue reading

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Renew your spirit

FLYLady reminded me that Sunday is Renew Your Spirit Day. I know how hard it is for you to slow down. Your mission today is to sit quietly and practice slowing down your thoughts.  This is all about you and … Continue reading

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Ease of mind

“May you have ease of mind, May you have comfort of heart.” – Lovingkindness (Metta) Meditation   May you, dear reader, not try to take on too much.  Find time to sleep.  Learn how to say no.  Spend time on … Continue reading

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Korean Digital Academy

A quick 3 minute video on how much I like my classes with Korean Digital Academy. A longer 9 minute video how I study with notepad and paper flashcards.  Rob Julien’s revamp that helped me switch from a lot of … Continue reading

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Why learn a language?

Language learning can do a lot for your well-being. Because it’s easy.  In this crazy, unpredictable world, what is simpler than doing flashcards? Because it’s a challenge.  Learning a new language is an intellectual stimulation. Because it builds confidence. In … Continue reading

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Approach like an athlete

There tools that one can use to improve performance and motivation. Log it.  Each day, write down what you did, how long, and how you felt afterwards. Notice patterns. Visualize.  Spend a little time each day visualizing in vivid detail … Continue reading

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Baby steps

Another bright new year is upon us.  As you might be about to embark on some life changes, remember BABY STEPS! So, what are the rules for Baby Steps? Establish small routines first and then work up to more items. … Continue reading

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Fighting! You can do it

When your studies seem discouraging, let me be the first to encourage you. Sometimes we all need someone on our side to cheer us on.  Thanks to the kind folks who have given me words of encouragement this week.

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Give it a go, and see how far you can get

Instead of believing you can’t do something, give it a go and see how far you can get.  That sums up having a “growth” mindset, as described in Why the Growth Mindset is the Only Way To Learn. I’m driven to … Continue reading

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Take what you need

Artist Kelly Rae Roberts inspired me with her “Take What You Need” sign.  These are a list of Korean nouns [명사] .  Take what you need.  🙂

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Encouragement

Save up words of encouragement for those days in your studies when Korean seems tough!

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Encouragement

넌 할수 있어! 힘내세요. 화이팅! 걱정하지 마세요. 잘 해보세요! 격려. 다음번에는 더 잘할거예요. 그만하길 다행이네요. 희망을 가져요! 하늘이 무너져도 솟아날 구멍은 있어요. 포기하지 마세요.  연습하면 될거예요. 당신은 강하니까 극복할수 있어요. 희망

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