Language Hacking
Language Hacking
Mar 15, 2021
#41 Benny Lewis on How Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro is Like Learning Languages
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Elizabeth interviews Benny about his experience climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and how it parallels learning a language.

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Some of the topics brought up during the interview are:

  • Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and achieving a travel dream
  • Giving up on language learning
  • The compare and despair trap
  • Being okay with mistakes
  • Letting go of other people’s judgements
  • Finding the silver lining
  • How focusing on the end goal blinds you to the day to day progress
  • The importance of asking questions and getting an outside perspective
  • Why you make sure you have good people behind you

Podcast theme: “A New Beginning” by Shannon Kennedy

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