Why Don't We Use Language Courses Once We Buy Them?
by Diana Tower
It is FRIDAY! Yay! Happy Friday. It is almost 6pm and I've been working on the website -- updating and improving my articles-- and I realized something that I want to share with you.
Click here to listen to this article via Audioboo.Have you ever wanted to do something --like learn English-- so you try to start a new habit or a new course?
Maybe you bought a course to help you learn English. In my case I bought a course to learn Spanish.
In the moment of buying that course, how did you feel?
You probably felt: proud, happy, excited, motivated, energized...or all of the the above. Just from clicking BUY!
Now, once you bought it, you probably downloaded your course, flipped through the pages (or scrolled through your ebook), listened to a couple of the audio clips or videos and then put the course on your shelf (or in a folder on your computer) ready to be used.
Now...I have a question for you.Have you started using your course?
Is it on the shelf?
Is it hidden in your computer?
Now, you might be wondering, where is my Spanish course? Well, it's hidden in my computer. It is an amazing course and I KNOW it will help me improve my Spanish but I've never used it. Not once! Now, WHY NOT!
Why don't we use courses or books that we buy?
Am I alone in doing this, or have you done this too?
I have a theory. When we buy a course we subconsciously feel like we are doing something to improve our _________ (for you English)
...so we can relax a bit and not worry about it as much. But in reality all we have done is spent money. We shouldn't feel like we have accomplished something...yet.
We should feel proud of ourselves once we have started the course...used it regularly for a week...a month...or even finished a course.
THAT is when we should feel proud. So, what do you think?
Do you do this too? Do you buy courses and never use them?
And why do you think you do it?
Thanks so much for listening and I'll see you again next month.
This is Diana, from helping-you-learn-english.comTell me why you use or don't use a course by leaving a comment below.