Why do some people struggle to learn languages?

I know this is old, but excellent video offering from Steve on struggling to learn languages. Really resonates with me, as I definitely struggled for ages with Spanish mostly because I had no experience of mastering another language so wasn’t sure I could do it. Even though Kichwa, language number 3, is in a different language family, it immediately feels much easier than my first encounter with Spanish, mostly because I’ve got experience of how I learn best, and also because I have no doubt that I can do it. It is really hard to convince monolingual or semi-monolingual friends that this is the case (that it is not about talent, and it only gets easier), but it’s an important message to get out there!

Really recommend it.