¿Sabes cómo animar a la gente en inglés? — As much as we’d all like for life to be smooth-sailing, more often than not, it’s got its ups and downs. And that isn’t entirely bad, because challenges are what help us learn.
While it’s tempting and easy to throw in the towel in the face of adversity, one must sometimes step back to consider the big picture and the benefits of persevering.
In Spanish, I’ve heard the expression ‘el que la sigue, la consigue’ said many times. And it’s one that I particularly like as an encouragement as it’s short, direct, and to the point. Plus, it rhymes!
But how do you say that in English?
Here are a couple of informal options that some of you may have heard or even used:
💪 What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger - lo que no te mata, te hace más fuerte
💪 No pain, no gain - no hay ganancia sin dolor
💪 When there’s a will, there’s a way - cuando hay voluntad, siempre hay un camino
But the best alternative and perhaps a more direct and proper translation from ‘el que la sigue, la consigue’ would be:
💪 He who perseveres, succeeds.
I hope that helps!
Soy el director de Daniel Smith + Partners. Tengo más de 15 años de experiencia enseñando inglés a españoles.