There are two things that make me feel really good in myself.
Actually, just one thing. It is when - I'm able to express my thoughts clearly to the understanding of the other party taking in the information.
It makes me feel confident. There are two mediums through that is done; either by speaking or writing.
Funny thing, I am not good at these two. It saddens me sometimes but I am most proud of my resilience to keep trying. You see, I wasn't born in an environment that helped in honing these skills. Unluckily for me the education I was exposed to didn't help me either to gain great writing and speaking skills. I am always cowering and fumbling. It is heartbreaking sometimes when I hear myself speak. I have so much to say but I tend not to say it the right way. I want to learn. I have been on this journey for about 5 years to make sure this happens. The process has been slow and it has been because I haven't been focused enough in measuring my inputs.
Now more than ever, I want to see clear progress. I want to be intentional about the steps to take to make sure I polish up my speaking and writing skills. I want to learn to articulate my thoughts clearly and not be overwhelmed easily. There is something in there and I need to let that come out. It is long overdue.
I will lookup YouTube videos on how to speak well and practical ways to get that done. I will outline the steps and consciously work everyday.
With writing, I am kind of lost as to how to get better. This app helps but does it end here? How do I polish up? How do I learn good grammar concepts and punctuation? How do I learnt to tell a compelling story? For now, we will try YouTube and see where we get to.