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Principles Of Success

Is there a science to Success?

Wow! I just discovered the seventeen principles for success for achieving anything in life.

After having a look at the list I can certainly vouch that in order to learn Arabic fluently you must implement a good number of these.

Definiteness of purpose

Having a high goal to aim for is the pillar upon which all our lives achievements are built upon. For goals check out my language plan. If you ever meet a person who laments about their lack of achievement in their life it’s very likely they did not set themselves goals. Try and spend one day without having set any goals for that day and watch how aimless the day will feel.

Applied faith

It’s having belief in yourself your ability to believe and keep on believing whenever you face hardships and set backs that’ll help you reach your goal.

Going the extra mile

I’ve mentioned in Get Fluent In Arabic that your progress in Arabic is made by what you do outside the class NOT inside.

Going the extra mile means doing more than the required reading, listening, speaking writing that homework requires. The principle states that you will never go beyond ordinary achievements unless you go the extra mile. I’ve seen average students of Arabic just do the bare minimum which is turn up to lessons and do the homework. Thinking that’s enough. Trust me it’s not.

Pleasing personality

Seriously ask yourself this. If you have a negative attitude how many people will wana sit down and socialize with you in Arabic or any language? Very few. Happy people are attractive and if you wana give yourself plenty of opportunities whereby people wana sit and chill with you in Arabic then you’ve gotta have a smiley positive personality.

Personal initiative

Your teacher says that your lessons are cancelled for the day what do you do?

Relax? Nope use the free time to do the lesson yourself. Find out the meaning to the vocab, read up on the grammar, use this extra time to develop your language skills.

Positive mental attitude

As explained in my last post positivity leads to productivity. If you’re negative all you’ll do is look for things to complain about and you will find them waste time and achieve nothing. I strongly urge you listen to positive mental attitude audio books on u tube whilst cleaning they are brilliant and will help you develop and attract good things into your life.

Self discipline

If you’re not disciplined to being consistent completing homework, preparing for exams, consistently listening speaking reading Arabic you won’t go far. You know how disciplined you are by seeing what you’ve achieved daily in terms of your Arabic.

Controlled Attention

Focused attention leads to mastery in any type field. Because it allows the mind to focus its power to attain a definite goal and keep it directed soley on that goal.

Focusing on one course one institute allows you to properly study  and master

Team work

Cooperating with other students to help each other out in any endeavour is a strong means to success. Cooperating with other students to help each other develop one another’s Arabic is a massive asset and time saver.


Establishing good study habits can dramatically help you become more efficient in your learning of Arabic.

Check out the full list of principles here they are an excellent guide to moving forward with our lives.

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Moniur Shajahan Rohman

Author of Get Fluent In Arabic




The Dangers Of Negativity

أنا متفاعل

Ana mutafaail

I’m optimistic

Why would I start a post with this sentence?

Coz that’s what I’d try telling myself when I had a new negative room mate move into my flat whilst abroad in Egypt

Within two months he started poisoning my mind.

“I hate this country.”
”Oh these people are so dirty These people are cheats The food is not palatable

”A common complaint. OMG Arabic is so hard to learn even in Egypt because nobody speaks standard Arabic.”

The more negative he became the more I got affected

I was always a positive person until I started living with this flatmate the more I lived with more the more bad things I started noticing about the country.

After the sixth month I slowly started noticing day by day my stay was becoming unpleasant.

I found cab drivers polite and even gave me free rides  before the arrival of Mr negative. i started being driven by grumpy moody drivers.

Shop keepers would short change me, my teachers would not turn up to lessons, lessons would get cancelled, my landlord was not prepared to return my deposit, my flight back home for a short break was cancelled, I kept on getting fevers, I suffered from sleepiness nights

It’s amazing how one negative thought followed by another at the beginning of each day spirals into a horrible day.

My new negative attitude made me say things such as what’s the point of learning when I’m just gonna forget Arabic when I go back to the UK.

There were some days that I’d feel like giving up listening to Arabic as my attitude made me think this is pointless.

My word of advice is beware of negative thinking it only leads to more negative experiences in your life.

The root cause of stress is negative thinking.

Nowadays we are surrounded by negativity. From newspapers to complaints by fellow work colleagues, sitting with negative passengers on public transport and hearing them get annoyed at the smallest of things.

Smile often. This dissipates negativity. Watch happy programs comedies on tv. Run a mile from negative people. They’re poison.

I developed a negative attitude and suffered a lot as a result.

Positivity leads to productivity. Negativity just creates stress, makes a problem look more bigger than it really is.

Thank you

Moniur Shajahan Rohman

Author of Get Fluent In Arabic





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What’s the path to success?


What’s the path of success look like to learn Arabic fluently?

The diagram on the left is what I thought successfully learning Arabic would be like.

Many students also believe that learning Arabic will be one straight line up of progress.

The second diagram shows the true reality for the path of success.
When many students realize learning Arabic is not like the first diagram many start to become disheartened and eventually quit.

On your path there are many challenges you will face

Such as

Sickness which means missing lessons
Bad teachers
Failing your exam and having to redo the level
Days you doubt your ability to learn Arabic
Days you feel like you’re not progressing at all
Days you feel you’re going backwards in your progress.
Days you’ll read a page in Arabic and realize you have not understood a word.
Not understanding grammar
Struggling to adjust to the foreign country you are learning Arabic
You’ll wake up some days not motivated

One of the biggest challenges you may face will be self doubt.

The setbacks you will face may very likely cause you to doubt your ability to learn Arabic.

So how do you keep the faith?

By staying active daily in your pursuit of your goal for fluency in Arabic. Everyday you should spend time in activities that will help you get closer to your goal. Such as listening to things in Arabic, talking online to other Arabic speakers etc.
For a list of what activities you can do daily please refer to my language plan.

The reason for staying active daily makes you feel that you are progressing gradually.

You become by what you think, say and do daily.


So as long as you are taking action daily then well done and rest assured you will reach your target.

Each challenge is a test of your mental strength and the strength of your desire to learn Arabic

So keep active daily and you can do it!

Thank you 🙂


author of Get Fluent In Arabic

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