You’ve decided to make this the year you learn something new and you’ve figured out how you are going to do it, right? Now you need to just make it happen. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I’m fantastic with the planning portion of projects, but not so good with the implementation … Don’t let that happen this time around – follow these tips and you’ll be successful:
- Sign up. I know that seems silly to even mention, but how many times have you said you will do something and then never got around to it?
- Block it out on your calendar. As soon as you sign up either block out class times or block out time to spend learning. For example, I’m doing an online course that doesn’t have set times so every Tuesday at 12:00 I block out my calendar for an hour to work on it.
- Make sure to give yourself time to practice. Going to a language class once a week and never thinking about it again isn’t going to help you master a new language.
- Have fun with it. After all, learning should (and can) be fun – if you have exercises or homework – do them. If something you learn sparks an idea for you, try it. If someone else can be involved (kids, friends, spouse), involve them.
- Celebrate your success. Plan something fun or exciting for yourself to look forward to when you are finished. I’m a huge fan of planning a fun or exciting day for when I finish a goal.
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