"For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them." ― You alone have the power to close the the gap between where you are now and where you want to be. It's a choice that comes with responsibility, sacrifice and a lot of grit.
1. Make realistic, specific goals You have decided to learn another language. Now what? On our recent live chat our panellists first piece of advice was to ask yourself: what do you want to achieve and by when?
“Motivation is usually the first thing to go, especially among students who are teaching themselves.” To keep the momentum going he suggests writing down 10 reasons you are learning a language and sticking it to the front of the file you are using.
When signing up to a particular method or approach, think about the substance behind the style or technology. “Ultimately,” Aaron Ralby says, “the learning takes place inside you rather that outside, regardless of whether it’s a computer or book or a teacher in front of you.”
"Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can, there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did." In this world, where we hear about concepts like the 10,000 hour rule to become an expert in any skill, the promise of learning something new in under 24 Hours seems too unrealistic, rather crazy.