Weeks ago I found this video and I started to search for information about our mindsets and language learning, I wasn't disappointed. Our mindsets guide our thoughts and determine what we think and how we act. One of the most important tips I found was that your mind chooses the way it wants to learn and that we always have to be aware of the difficulties we find during our learning path so we can do changes in our learning or encourage us to go further. There might be times that we think that we s***k..... but, no we don't, we are learning! We just have to set our mindsets with positive and encouraging thoughts to help us reach our goals.
Mindsets that can help us improve in our language learning:
- Self-motivation and being aware that everything counts.
- Mistakes won't kill you, they'll make you better.
- Consistency, dedicate time to your language learning.
- Immerge in your target languages, find activities that can help you get better ans better.
- Practice, no matter if you learn "how to do" things, you have to "do" them.
I must confess that I'm not too good with my midsets when it comes to new languages, when I start to lack in consistency my self-motivation goes away. "You are not practicing, you will not learn" that's one of the thoughts I have every day I don't practice at least some words. From now on, I'll try to change those inner words and I'll say to myself "Oh, I don't have time to practice today, but I can hear a podcast in Italian or German".
How do you feed your self-motivation to keep your consistency?