Everybody has different reasons for learning another language. You probably won’t have the same goals as your other friends or family. It’s important to set reachable, attainable goals. These goals will keep you going, and it will help improve your English. What, though, if you hit a wall? What if you feel like you’re no longer making progress? Or if you just want to give up? Remember your goals, and don’t give up! Here are some tips on how to keep your English goals, and not give up.
1. Picture Your Goals
Whatever your goal is, try to picture yourself accomplishing or doing it. For example, if your goal is to try and watch an English TV show with no difficulties, picture yourself watching Seinfeld laughing at every joke. Think about how happy and proud you will feel! If you keep your goals in front of you, one day you will experience this joy. If you use this visual technique, you will motivate yourself, boost your self-confidence and reach your goal faster.
2. Write Down Your Goals
Write down your goals on a sticky note and keep it somewhere you will see it every day. Or you can keep a personal calendar and re-write your goal every single day. For example, I might write, “I want to watch Seinfeld and understand every joke!” on a sticky note and put it on my mirror so I will see it every day.
3. Have Pictures of Your Goals
Keep pictures of your goals around your home to look at often. If your goal is to study in an English-speaking country like Australia, keep some beautiful pictures of Australia around your house. You could even have a picture of it on your computer desktop. This will put your mind at ease, and keep you motivated.
4. Tell Others About Your Goals
When you tell others about your goals, you’re more inclined to keep them. You’ll also get a good support team! Your friends and family will keep you motivated and encourage you to reach your goals. If your friends and family believe in you, you’re more inclined to believe in yourself.
5. Make a Resolve With Yourself
Remember, you’re learning English for you. Make yourself a promise that you will reach your English goals. You can reach your goals! You will reach the level of English you want to be at. So don’t ever give up. For tips on how to keep yourself motivated, click here.