Is your 2019 resolution learning Spanish? Are you wondering how to to reach this goal? For me, motivation and inspiration are the two key factors that will help you in any challenge you want to accomplish. The tough thing is to keep that inspiration throughout the year. That’s why today I’d like to show how a calendar can help you keep motivated to learn Spanish in 2019.
How this motivation calendar came to life
As you may know, today (January 6th)kids woke up nervous and excited about opening their presents throughout Spain. Indeed, the Three Wise Men (a.k.a. los Reyes Magos in Spanish, which is our equivalent to Santa Claus) came to each and every house last night, quietly leaving gifts behind for kids.
Honoring this tradition, I want to offer you a small gift myself: a calendar for this coming year. The main reason for this calendar is that I love new Years’ resolutions and I believe having a calendar helps you reach your goals and keep motivated.
In fact, I created this calendar to remind myself of my goals and objectives for this 2019. And, from what you’ve told me, many of you have made it this year’s resolution to learn and practice Spanish. That’s why, I thought this calendar can come in handy for you too. I hope this will help you keep motivated and fulfill your resolutions.
January: showing up is the most important thing
“And what I have to sort of keep telling myself when I get really psyched out about that is don’t be afraid. Don’t be daunted. Just do your job. Continue to show up for your piece. If the divine, cockeyed genius assigned to your case decides to let some sort of wonderment be glimpsed, for just one moment through your efforts, then “Olé!”. And if not, do your work anyhow. And “Olé!” to you, nonetheless” – Elisabeth Gilbert
February: how setting goals can help you
“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Anthony Robbins
March: it takes courage to learn a new language
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher
April: live many lives !
“You live a new life for every new language you speak. If you know only one language, you live only once.” – Czech proverb.
May: summer dreams
“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.” –Anais Nin
June: get ready for action
“Do want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” – Thomas Jefferson
July: the importance of what you learn
“Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
August: a positive note
“No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.” – Helen Keller
September: keep rowing
“Learning is like rowing against the tide. As soon as we stop we drift back.” – Edward Benjamin Britten.
October: overcoming your fears
“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair
November: try one more time
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison
December: do your best
“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” – Og Mandino
How to keep motivated to learn Spanish
You can print this calendar or use it as a background on your computer desktop so that you are always reminded of your learning goals and you keep practicing Spanish. In order to make it easier for you, here you can find all the documents in a zip file. I hope you enjoy it!
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very interesting article. thank you