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The Power of Incremental Improvement

April 4, 2018 , by Dr Julian Northbrook

When I decided to write my book…

Master English FAST

… it seemed like such a huge, difficult task.

MEF is about 40000 words long, or just over 220 pages. Staring at the blank word document, that seemed like such an impossible task.

I mean…

40000 words!

But it should have been really easy.

Here’s why:

I’ve written an email just like the one you’re reading right now every day for almost exactly 5 years. That’s 1825 emails. More, actually. Because I just counted the emails I’ve got stored in Evernote and there are 2274 of them. Some of those are probably duplicates. So let’s say I’ve written about 2000 emails over the last 5 years.

Each one is about 300 words long.

So that comes to around 600,000 words. At 40000 words for a book like Master English FAST, that means in 5 years I’ve written the equivalent of 15 books.

Suddenly writing ONE book doesn’t seem so hard, right?

There’s a great saying: How do you eat a whale?

One bite at a time.

Well, this is the same for English.

Learning the language seems like a massive task. But in reality, it’s not. Forget about how many words you’ve learned, and how many more you’ve got to go. Concentrating on learning a little bit…

… one bite at a time.

Not sure what to do every day to improve? Click here and get yourself a copy of my book, Master English FAST.


P.S. You can read the first chapter of my best selling book, Master English FAST, for free if you like ー just click here.

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