Failure is a very important part of the learning process, making it more interesting and more rewarding in the end. However, not all people know how to deal with failure which can lead to negative consequences such as abandoning a project or simply hating it altogether. But learning to cope with failure is not just a lifelong skill that you need to have during your lifetime but also a skill that you should have while trying to learn another language. Since learning a new language does have its ups and downs mastering the ability to cope with failure should prevent you from abandoning your goals when it comes to learning English.

Learn to love your mistakes

Whenever we make mistakes we tend to hate ourselves for them. Even when there’s something so small such as not remembering a certain word or a grammar exercise that ends up being less than perfect, they can be a source of frustration for the person who is learning. But instead of feeling that way we should learn to cope with it like it is a part of our life and learning path because without having that moment of error we wouldn’t learn as well as we do. You need to remind yourself that you are capable of doing the task at hand and concentrate more; if that doesn’t work simply try doing it another time or ask someone who is more knowledgeable to help you with it.

Be calm

Since failure leads to frustration remaining calm should be the first tool you have when it comes to this. You need this in order to gather the strength and concentration to start over if you failed a certain exercise or misunderstood something and you have to learn it again. Just remember that if you are not calm you may never be able to achieve your goals. This also means that you shouldn’t take your anger to others and try to blame them for your failure. This includes teachers or colleagues who might be with you during the English learning process.

Try not to care about what other people think

Many people are most afraid of failure when they care too much about what others might think of them. Due to their fear of failure people stop trying new things or simply trying to better themselves. You should know what your fears are and why you have them because sometimes your learning process can be influenced by what you perceive others might think about you. For example, you could be afraid to ask questions or to actually speak English because you think people will notice your foreign accent. But those things will keep you from experiencing the language and, thus, impede your learning progress.

Know your limits

Last but not least, you should know your limits; this also includes knowing how much you can learn in a short amount of time. Tiring yourself will never do you good and it might even be detrimental to the overall learning process. By knowing your limits you won’t just prevent failure but also know how to deal with it when it comes.

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