When it comes to studying Japanese we all have goals. Big and small. Short and long. Grand and simple. Failed and achieved. We all want “achieved.” We all want to succeed at our Japanese goals that we set out to accomplish.
But we all know this isn’t the way it turns out. Things get in the way. Things push those goals aside. Things make those goals fade away.
I want to prevent this from happening.
In the comments section of this post, you will write down specific goals you want to achieve by the end of the next month. By doing this you will:
1. Make them feel within reach
2. Write them down
3. Follow up/review them after a short time frame
4. Share them with others following similar goals, providing motivation and positive pressure
– Read Death Note volume 2-4
– Get up to 300 sentences in Jalup Intermediate
– Finish 200 new RTK kanji.
– Watch 5 movies (A, B, C, D, and E)
– Play 10 hours of Final Fantasy 7
List as many goals for the month as you want, being as specific as possible (ex. name the specific item, the amount, and the time spent), but remember to keep them reasonable.
Before the end of the upcoming month:
Come back to this post, and leave a reply to your original comment. Put what you were able to accomplish of these goals and whether you were able to complete only part, all, or even exceeded your goals. If you don’t come back and leave a reply, it will be assumed you didn’t meet your goals for the month. Yes, there is pressure. But sometimes a little positive pressure can be a good thing.
Complete your goals, finally.
So let’s hear it. What type of monthly goals are other people making or completing? What are you aiming for? You gonna get there this time?
Founder of Jalup. iOS Software Engineer. Former attorney, translator, and interpreter. Still watching 月曜から夜ふかし weekly since 2013.