Speak some Japanese

If you were learning a new language, such as Japanese, and somebody said, “Can you speak some?” It might be awkward because you don’t have much to say. Language without a purpose is simply noise.

In the same way it doesn’t make sense to have a conversation with no purpose, it is difficult to apply a new skill without a goal in mind. Many people seem to be unable to apply the full depth and breadth of their skills because they don’t have a big enough goal or purpose behind it.

What if I started translating blogs into that Japanese language. What if I wanted to give motivational speeches in Japan with an American perspective, so I start writing those. All of a sudden, when someone says “Speak some Japanese.” it is a draft of a presentation.

With a purpose, showing off your skill is possible.