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Are you a complainer or an action taker? Most people want results now. At the gym, the first thing people ask the personal trainer is “How long does it take to get a six-pack?”. When it comes to learning languages, the question is “when am I going to be fluent?”. Entrepreneurs ask themselves "When am I going to start making money?". Those who are learning how to play an instrument ask their music teachers “How long does it typically take until you can play your first piano song?" These questions have no answers. What would be different if I had the answer? Would you work harder to achieve your goal? Would you have slowed down if you knew that you would succeed anyway? The unknown is there for us to conquer not to fear. There are no guarantees in life. I have seen a lot of people complaining here. They say things such as “I am not motivated to keep studying”, “I am stuck, I am not learning anymore”, “Why is it so hard to learn a language”. Overnight success is a myth. Complaining is just big a waste of time. You waste your time complaining while somebody else is studying. Patience leads to success, so be patient. Anything worthwhile takes time to grow and mature. Are you a complainer or an action taker?
Apr 12, 2018 8:38 PM
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April 12, 2018

If I had to write an essay called " The Value of Complaining," I would just leave the whole page blank.

April 13, 2018
Nice post. It is a pity that those who could most benefit from reading it are probably busy berating their inability to settle and read something in English!!
April 12, 2018

People complain about complainers.

However, one of the founding documents of the United States of America, the Declaration of Independence, consists mostly of a list of 27 complaints about King George III:

"He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance."

"He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures."

"He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people."

Of course, in this case, the complaints were followed by action.

April 14, 2018
Yes!!!!!    This is the best post I have ever read on italki.  This is some kind of superwoman here.
April 14, 2018
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