How do you #staymotivated when you are learning a language, and even more so once you’ve learned it and speak it well, but want to continue improving?

You set shorter goals.

At first, the thought of taking on a whole new language can seem almost insurmountable.

By setting short term goals you make it easier to prioritize that goal in a busy schedule.

By making the goals measurable, you can see your progress and then celebrate your achievements, in a sensible timeframe.

For example, if you already have good English, but want to get better, you might establish clear short-term goals based on your areas of opportunity, such as learning more expressions to be used in business, speaking more creatively when presenting a project, learning specific terminology for a new position or how perform with confidence in interviews and meetings.

You are taking your English “up a notch” with a specific goal.

I’ve found that two months is a great timeframe for a language goal.

– You have enough time for an in-depth, intense approach to the language challenge,
– You can keep the deadline in sight, so you stay committed,
– You can measure your progress in shorter spurts,
– You can plan for a breather once you reach your goal before taking on next steps,
– You can have small wins all along the way!

Don’t let a long-term goal overwhelm you. Establish short term goals and enjoy those small satisfactions.

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” — Tony Robbins

“up a notch” – An increase in value, intensity, importance

#language #learning #opportunity #goalsetting #motivation #idioms

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