"I tried to speak in English, but my friends make fun of me. What should I do?"
Simple. You need new friends.
Relax, I'm kidding. Sort of.
Here's the hard truth: No matter how much you try, you can never control what people say about you. You can spend your whole life trying to impress people, but in the end you will only end up with more heartache. Because when you impress one person, there will be five people who aren't impressed.
If you continue running on this hamster wheel, then you will end up exactly where you started, but exhausted.
Here's the harder truth: Nobody said you *have to* continue running on the wheel. You can simply step off of it and walk away. Meaning, nobody said that you have to impress everyone and make everyone happy. That is something that you say to yourself and it is something that you have convinced to yourself that it can be achieved.
Yeah, good luck with that.
Here's the hardest truth: No matter what you do, good or bad, there will always be people who will make fun of you. Or, perhaps hate you. This is the background noise that you're gonna have to deal with.
In life, whatever choice you make will have its own group of haters. The good thing is, you are not judged by what they say. You are judged by what you do. If you are doing the right thing, then ignore them.
The one who is making a positive difference in his/her life is you, while they are laughing in the background. But that's where they belong - in the background.
You, move forward.
To learn more about how to build confidence in yourself and how to improve your English speaking, do join us at SPEAK UP! English Speaking Seminar in July 2016.
We're going to Pahang and Johor!
Details can be found here.