Episode 103

What To Do When You Fail To Reach Your Goals


September 10th, 2018

1 hr 2 mins 17 secs

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About this Episode

After our live episode for number 100, we're rolling 'back to school' and reviewing summer motivation and new routines before cracking on with our topics this month.

In The News

We discussed this BBC news article about a pedantic (?) rule in French grammar...and who's trying to get rid of it. The language, ever changing, but who thought THIS untouchable rule would be questioned?

How To Refresh Your Language Learning Goals

In this episode we focused on the big topic of goals. Do you EVER get everything done that you aim to do in language learning?

Here's what we discussed

  • How we think about achieving or failing to achieve our own language goals
  • What the word for "failing to achieve" should be (call me maybe, Merriam-Webster)
  • The hidden information you only get from a failed language goal
  • The two sides of reviewing language goals on deadline day: data and motivation
  • 6 Strategies for refreshing your language learning goals and dealing with disappointment
  • What is a good tracking method to make sure you actually work on your goals?
  • Whether to re-set or abandon a goal if you didn't achieve it

episode 104 quote

A Song For When You Wonder If Your Progress Will Disappear Because You Didn't Reach A Goal

Everything stays
Right where you left it
Everything stays
But it still changes
Ever so slightly
Daily and nightly
In little ways
When everything stays

And here's a wonderfully helpful quote from Ira Glass

Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo.

And finally, more life advice from "Adventure Time"

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