“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.
The secret of your success is found on your daily routine”
-Darren Hardy, The Compound Effect
Last week we spoke about breaking down long term goals into achievable short term goals and about scheduling your day.
The important aspect bridging this two is converting the steps towards your goals into a daily habit.
Habits according to Wikipedia is a routine of behaviour that is repeated regularly and tends to occur subconsciously.
Any activity done consciously for 21 days becomes a habit.
Forming habits towards your goal takes time, the key is keep doing it for the next 21 days until one day it becomes a second nature.
If you would like to learn to play Piano then initially schedule your day to practice Piano for say 1 hour at a specified time for the next 21 days, then you get into a rhythm. Practising 1 hour Piano everyday is now your habit. As the days go by, your Piano playing skills increases.
Hurray! You made time your partner in achieving your goal!!
Let’s create new habits 👍🏻👍🏻
Well, for most of the introverts finding a language partner is difficult. We see someone speaking in the language you are trying to learn….and yet we hesitate to approach. The usual reasons sum upto I am not fluent in the language or I am not confident….but who is?
We learn a language to communicate with the people who speak that language, right? Then just go ahead and speak…people are usually appreciative of your efforts. You learn better from your mistakes than from never attempting them.
Happy libraholic Sunday…speak your language!!
Think of all the conversations you have done today.
Choose a one that quips your interest.
Just wonder how much more interesting would it be if you were to speak the same in the language you are learning…yeeaahh… that feeling of accomplishment and content is what you are aiming at.
Jot this in your journal, it doesn’t matter if you don’t know the vocabulary…just write what you know. Then, look up the words you want to know, if it is a verb find its conjugation and voila you are done!
When you want to know something and when you look for it, you will never forget it.
Journal ling everyday also helps in keeping track of things, thoughts and just the beauty of everyday which might vanish from the poor little brains.
So friends let’s keep our brains fresh and live with fun filled language learning!!
It is true, you can learn a few phrases with the help of transliteration. Then why master the script first?
1. Transliteration; its limit ends with a few basic phrases.
The amount of materials you can have access is greater in the language you are learning than in the language through which you are learning a new language.
Learning a script isn’t as complex as it might seem. It is way too easier compared to grammar.
When you master a script, you will feel a sense of accomplishment which indeed motivates you to read further.
2. One of the most important things I have learned in my language learning journey is that ‘one must learn a language through that language’, so that we don’t have to keep translating what we want to say in our minds before speaking. For example, if I want to say ‘how are you?’ in French I just say ‘comment ça va?’ With only the situation in mind and not translating ‘how are you?’
“ONE MUST SPEAK A LANGUAGE; THINKING THROUGH THAT LANGUAGE”