011: What got you here, won't get you there

For the past 4 months, I have been practicing Spanish daily. 
I practiced from a textbook daily, listened to podcasts, and watched Spanish TV. 

Yet when I actually got down to Mexico, I was hit with the harsh reality of actual conversation. 

Despite how much I practiced, I would find myself dumbfounded anytime someone spoke to me in Spanish. 

While I could speak and communicate decently, I could not comprehend. 

I was at a plateau.

What I had been doing got me to a place of writing and communication, but it failed to prepare me for comprehension.

So I hired a Spanish teacher, and we sat there and practiced conversation.
I practiced listening to her.

And within a matter of weeks, my comprehension levels drastically improved. 
I started having actual two way conversations in Spanish. 

What got you here, won't get you there. 

When you hit a plateau, you have to change what you are doing to grow past it. 

Where are you hitting a plateau in your business, health, relationships, or personal growth?