How to Become Who You Want to Be? (Part 3)

From Part 1 and Part 2, you would have realized that becoming who you want to be takes a lot of effort and time. This is definitely not for those who gives up easily. Do you want to achieve your dreams? Are you willing to work hard?

#1 Be proficient in English

Did you know that English is the main business language of 60 countries. That is approximately 2.5 billion people and more than 1/3 of the world’s population!

English is one of the major languages in the world. As the number of international or regional organisations in Myanmar increases, it is important to be proficient in English (both written and spoken).

#2 Listen to useful clips

There is a ton of useful lectures, podcasts, interviews which you can listen (or even watch). Given that English is widely used, it is natural that most audio materials are in English.

Roy H. Williams said “A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether.”

Choose to be wise and utilize the resources made available by technology to learn.

#3 Read non-fiction

This is another way you can learn from smart people. Reading fiction is good and helps with your imagination. However, reading non-fiction material shows you more of reality, futuristic dreams and ambitions of people, and are more practical in helping you discover your next steps in achieving your goals.

Don’t like to read? You are not alone! I used not to like reading as I am an active person who enjoys sports and going out with my friends.

It was when I started an online bookstore with a friend that I started to read more. As I read, I discovered that I had been missing so much! I never knew that there are more important topics that sports, fun and hanging out.

Today, I bring a couple of non-fiction books with me (stored in my phone and Kindle) wherever I go, except to the bathroom. Books are better than articles as topics will be discussed and explained more in-depth, allowing for a fuller coverage of the different angles and effects. Reading books is highly beneficial.

It is never too late to start working on your dreams. Like all other things in life, starting earlier is definitely better.

If this seems a lot of work and you need help in improving your productivity, don’t worry! We have productivity tips shared here in Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.

Do you have any helpful audio clips or books to recommend?