Studying Japanese isn’t easy. The never ending challenges can sometimes feel overwhelming, and you start to visualize Japanese “fluency” as some extremely distant dream that you doubt you will ever achieve, but don’t want to give up on just yet.
Do you have this image in your mind that Japanese is impossible and looks and feels like this?
Get this out of your head. As soon as you can.
The way we think of our studying, progress, goals, and possibilities makes a big difference on the outcome. I’m sure you’ve heard that if you keep telling yourself that you can’t do something, or it’s impossible, the result will be just that.
This resonates true with the Japanese language. Regardless of a Japanese study slump, or plateau, or frustration, keeping yourself positive may be one of the most powerful studying tools you have.
How have you kept yourself positive and avoided negative imagery?
Founder of Jalup. iOS Software Engineer. Former attorney, translator, and interpreter. Still watching 月曜から夜ふかし weekly since 2013.