Stay patient, persistent, and focused. We will do it! back to top
“To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.” -William Shakespeare
Many of us are working hard and fully confident in our success: first, because you are all intelligent professionals and students; second, because you are a part of NoteFull, and we will stop at nothing to make sure that you have the resources and support to succeed.
However, as with everything, sometimes we hit hard days, especially when we’re struggling to improve and wonder if we will ever reach that magic score. The NoteFull Team knows this can have a negative impact on your studies, and we want to help.
When you’re feeling beat up by the process, visit this page for some inspiration. We hope that it will excel your climb towards success in the TOEFL, your English studies, and your future. We all need some inspiration every now and then.
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” -Winston Churchill
If you've never failed, you've never tried anything new! back to top
Don't believe us? Take a look at the inspirational stories of some very well-known and beloved people, who, like many of us, know what it's like to fail.
"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." -Thomas A. Edison
What if Albert Einstein, Walt Disney, or the Beatles had given up? What will happen if you give up? Will you miss out on a life-changing opportunity?
If you worry about yesterday’s failures, then today’s successes will be few. (Anonymous)
Below, you can watch a great video from an energetic and empassioned speaker on never giving up. So, if you're frustrated and stressed or even considering giving up on the TOEFL, watch and prepare to feel completely different. Study inspired.
“So what? I'm stressed out! What can I do?” back to top
Don't worry. If you're feeling stress, we have several tools to help you through it:
1. Take action now
Take a deep breath right now.
Did you breathe? If you didn't don't move forward on this page until you do. Inhale and exhale. Inhale and exhale.
At this point, you should already feel better. Do this before you practice every reading, listening, speaking, or writing. It reduces your heart rate, breaks negative patterns, and gets you focused.
Remember to breathe.
2. Change your thinking
Before you start studying or when stress creeps in, tell yourself in your head or out loud or both, “I can do it.” It’s amazing how comfortable we are with negative self talk. It’s easy for someone to say, “I won’t do it.” But, it’s hard to say “I can do it.” Without getting into the psychology of it, say “I can do it,” believe it, and keep moving forward. Repeat this often; do it in front of a mirror if you have to, but never forget those words: "I can do it!"
3. Motivate yourself
Make a habit of visiting this Confidence page anytime you start to feel overwhelmed.
We will work hard to keep you motivated and stress-free by regularly updating the page with great, new inspirational pictures, stories, videos, and webinars. For the latest content, please refer to the links on the upper left side of your screen, including our new 3-part video series on Common TOEFL Struggles and How to Defeat Them.
4. Get the help you need