Setting Short Easy Goals Allowed me to Win at Japanese — 13 Comments

  1. Hi,Eric!

    This article makes me convinced me!

    You’re so talented for writing!

    I like your articles, and I’m looking forward to reading your next one!


      • I believe as long as you talk about what you have already done and not what you plan on having done in X amount of time, then it’s already better haha. But I totally see what you mean

    • Good video. I saw it a while back. I think it can be different for each person, though. I know a lot of people who find a lot of motivation by telling other people about what they’re working on and having them keep them accountable in some situations. I’m with Derek Sivers, though. I’m usually pretty bad at keeping track of my goals once I brag about them to everyone.

  2. I love this article!

    I’m big on goal setting and do a lot of this myself. It helps me evaluate where I am, what I want to do and what small steps this month I can take to get closer to my goal.

  3. My main goals are to improve my listening skills (After a half year I can’t understand almost nothing) and understanding everything if I watch an Anime (but I created mini goals like understanding 50%…). And my last goal is to play Final Fantasy 6 without any problem (works very well because I’ve already played FF 1,2,3,4,5).
    I’m getting better every day and my motivation too ^^

    Sorry for my bad English, but I’ve never learned English properly. Probably I will if I’m done with Japanese ^^ (although a language doesn’t have an end).

    • Good goals! :) One of my goals is understanding a certain anime, too, so I know how you feel. 頑張ってください!^^

      Thanks for your comment! And don’t worry. Your English is great! :)

  4. “The second day is using Subs2SRS to make a bunch of Anki cards for it. Spend the next month studying a third of an episode worth of words every day.”

    Easier said than done… I have just spend the last 5-6 hours trying to get this program to work with no success.. I have heaps of movies, but it is very hard to find subtitle files that match the video…

    Does anyone have a few anime/movie/drama decks they have successfully made? Care to upload to shared decks?

    90% of the links on the sub2srs website are broken…

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