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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.

Habits

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

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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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Time Saver!

Google Voice Is pretty revolutionary.

It can save you soooooo much time.

I’ve used in writing long emails, SMS, whatps app messages and even blogs. Instead of spending an hour and a half two two hours typing I can get that same amount of work done by using Google voice.

Seriously guys, don’t type it say it. You’ll save yourself hours on end like this. At first it may seem weird but once you get into the habit man it’s amazing!


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Visualize and it can materialize

Can how you see yourself affect how well you speak Arabic or any language?

I don’t know what it is but for some reason at the time I speak any language my first language English or Arabic if I don’t see myself as artculate intelligence and I feel nervous then start stuttering or i speak to low or too fast and not clearly enough.

Around certain teachers I felt confident to speak Arabic. Around others I was a nervous wreck. Fumbling around to utter one word. It’s a horrible feeling when you’re not confident at an interview, or any type of oral examination.

But it’s all in our head. Caused by exaggerated fear.

All it takes is for you to start seeing yourself as a articulate speaker and you’ll see the huge change this brings. You’ll speak slower and clearer.

Here’s a simple solution that works with me.
Before the event visualize the conversation going well.

Just close your eyes and imagine yourself speaking really well. See yourself laughing in Arabic with the other person. Picture yourself speaking with composure.

Picture the other person being impressed with your level of Arabic.

We are always visualizing things. Everytime we think we have an image in our head. When an idea pops into our head we see it as an image. Even words and numbers are pictured as images in our heads.

When we think of bad things happening we have an image of that bad thing. That’s visualizing.

Try and think of anything and you’ll see that an image is what pops into your mind when the thought comes to you.

Think of your house, your car, your parents, your spouse I’m sure an image will pop into your head as you think of them.

Spend five to ten minutes visualizing positive qualities you want in yourself. It’s relaxing powerful and works. Thanks to the book the Secret I’ve only recently discovered this amazing tool. Replace negative thoughts (negative visualization) and replace them with positive thoughts (positive visualization) as best you can.

Start to see yourself with all the positive qualities and act as if you already have them. Ibnul Quyyum in his book Patience and gratitude said to develop patience start acting as if you already are.

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Shajahan

Author of Get Fluent In Arabic


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Goal Setting Can Change Your Life

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I have to admit in 2008 when I came across the concept of goal setting it changed my life for the better.

Some of you have probably heard this before but for those of you who have not please set your goals.

Why You Need Goals? 

They’ll push you to achieve things you’ve never done.

Reduce depression. One cause of depression is having nothing to do. Ask yourself what you want and set that as your goal. Don’t be happy with working so you can pay your bills set higher goals. Such as investing, going on family holidays.

Reduce regret You really don’t wana look back at your life and wonder what you did with it. Aim for nothing and you’ll hit it everytime.

Feel great Everyday set yourself one or two small goals that help you achieve the big goal. You’ll feel a sense of achievement. Set your goals the night before.

Eliminates confusion I’ve come across many people who are wandering around lost, confused as to what to do with their life. By simply asking yourself what you want from life and writing all your wants as a list and setting them as goals you’ve now given yourself a purpose and solved the problem of feeling confused.

Keep a diary At the end of each day write down what you achieved and account yourself for the time you’ve been given. This will help you analyze how you spend your days which will help you see how you spend your life. I used to not use a diary on my free days off from work I’d feel terrible for not accomplishing anything. A direct result of not setting goals and keeping a diary to keep track of time. By not setting my goals on my days off from work. This meant having empty time doing nothing. Which lead to doing nothing.

The time would end up being filled up with useless activity such as spending hours on end browsing through my phone doing nothing. It’s actually one of the biggest time suckers! If you’re gonna browse through your phone ask yourself why you’re doing it? What are you gonna achieve by doing it?

Since 2013 I’ve really started to take goal setting seriously and have achieved more in my life such as finding my wife, writing books, travelling and more than I did in the previous 20 years of my life.

Goals are things you want in your life. A spouse, car, home, financial success, a language you wana learn.

Get a pen write down your goals and then identify one step you can take and commit to taking one small step everyday.

Remember everything you have achieved in your life came as a result of setting it as a goal. Whether it be exam grades or otherwise. Everything has a goal a purpose the cells organs in your body to video games. What’s your goals?

“Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I’ll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I’ll give you a stock clerk.” ~ J.C. Penney


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Learning vocabulary lists or sentences to speak Arabic

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Out of two which one are you doing? Learning memorizing a list of vocabulary or memorizing sentences?

A mistake that I made whilst in London was going through a random list of vocabulary and trying to memorize it like I’d do for an exam.

If you’ve read Get Fluent In Arabic I mentioned why this does not work and why you need to focus on learning sentences. The words soon start fluttering out of your memory. You think that there’s something wrong with your memory but trust me there isn’t. Focus on learning and memorizing sentences and not words by themselves unless it’s the odd word.

Below are some short sentences you may use in your time learning Arabic abroad  I’ve tried to make them as short as possible for easy memorization

انا متزوج ana matazawij I am married

أشعر با لملل ashuru bil malal I feel bored

بكم هذا becum hasa (how much is this)

فقدت هاتفى faqatu hatifi I’ve lost my phone

اكره هذا ikrahu hasa  I hate this

لا أثق به la athiqu bihi I don’t trust him

في أحلامك fi ahlaamick in your dreams

أعطينى فرصة aathini farsa give me a chance

هذا رائح hasa raaih this is amazing

هل أنت متأكد hal anta mutakid are you sure

لست متأكدا lastu mutaikidun I’m not sure

أحتاج ألى ألوظيفة Ahtaju ilal wathizfa I need a job

أحبك من أعماق قلبى uhibuki min aamaaki qalbi I love you from the depths of my heart (score brownie points with your spouse

سأرسل اليك رسالة نصية saursilu ilyk risalatun nasiyah I’ll send you a text message

أريد أن أستخدم ألشبكة ألدولية uridu an istakdima ash shabakah adowliyah (when you go into the internet cafe)

أريد منديل, و خبز uridu mindeel wa khubz I want tissue and bread (when at grocery)

أين ألمستشفى, ألحمام aynal Mustashfa hamaam where is the hospital

thank you for reading this 🙂

Shajahan

Author Of Get Fluent In Arabic

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