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1 00:00:00,266 --> 00:00:07,833 Merhaba, bonjour, hola, anyong-hasaeyo. Hello everybody. In my videos, I get a lot of comments. 2 00:00:07,833 --> 00:00:13,566 People keep asking me about how not to lose their motivation. 3 00:00:13,566 --> 00:00:25,466 Whether you are feeling demotivated because you're feeling lazy, or you feel like the language is too hard for you, or you feel like you are not making any progress. 4 00:00:25,466 --> 00:00:35,266 In this video, Iâ€™m going to tackle that problem, and Iâ€™m going to give you some practical advice that you can use to overcome this problem. 5 00:00:35,266 --> 00:00:43,200 One of the ways to not lose your motivation is to remember your goal, the reason why you started learning this language. 6 00:00:43,200 --> 00:00:48,633 It could be, you are learning Japanese because you want to understand Japanese movies. 7 00:00:48,633 --> 00:00:56,299 Maybe you are learning English because you want a better future, maybe you are learning languages because you want to improve yourself. 8 00:00:56,299 --> 00:01:02,566 When you donâ€™t have a clear goal, itâ€™s easy to get lazy. And when you get lazy 9 00:01:02,566 --> 00:01:10,033 you donâ€™t want to study, and when you donâ€™t study, you forget words, especially if you are a beginner. 10 00:01:10,033 --> 00:01:19,700 When you start forgetting words, you feel like you suck, and then you feel unmotivated again. So see, itâ€™s like a vicious cycle. 11 00:01:19,700 --> 00:01:23,866 Do you know how I came so far in my language learning? 12 00:01:23,866 --> 00:01:33,366 Itâ€™s because I overcame my laziness. And how did I do that? I did that by having a very clear goal. 13 00:01:33,366 --> 00:01:39,500 For me, my goal is to discover the world. So how do I discover the world? 14 00:01:39,500 --> 00:01:47,333 Itâ€™s through languages. Because I know and I have faith in languages that it will bring me to places I never imagined. 15 00:01:47,333 --> 00:01:56,266 I will get to go, to meet people that I never imagined I would get to meet. Situations that I never imagined, events, many things. 16 00:01:56,266 --> 00:02:06,799 For me, I feel like language is an open ticket for surprises that can happen, anything can happen. 17 00:02:06,799 --> 00:02:19,366 For you, it might be something different, but if you have a clear goal and you know what that is. You will be able to overcome your laziness like I did. 18 00:02:19,366 --> 00:02:28,433 Another reason that might make you lose motivation is that you feel like the language is too hard for you to learn. 19 00:02:28,433 --> 00:02:38,533 And the hard truth is that itâ€™s hard, languages is hard. It will take time, so you have to study. Thereâ€™s no way around it. 20 00:02:38,533 --> 00:02:46,166 You have to invest your time. But just remember that there are millions of people that speak this language. 21 00:02:46,166 --> 00:02:54,300 Itâ€™s not like you are the first person, the first foreigner that speak is learning this language. There are other foreigners learning this language as well. 22 00:02:54,300 --> 00:03:02,333 Itâ€™s not like thereâ€™s only one Michael Jordan. If you put a lot of effort into it. If you try really hard, you will get there for sure. 23 00:03:03,099 --> 00:03:14,366 If you are feeling like you are not making any progress, actually, one technique that I use to overcome this feeling of not feeling motivated isâ€¦. 24 00:03:14,366 --> 00:03:25,433 I use a video. I watch a video that I understand about 20%, letâ€™s say. And I take all the vocabs that I donâ€™t know. I study it. 25 00:03:25,433 --> 00:03:32,133 And I go over it again and again during the month and then at the end of the month, I rewatch it. 26 00:03:32,133 --> 00:03:45,533 And then I always come back really happy about my progress because after a month of studying it, again and again, I usually get to about 90 or even 100 percent. 27 00:03:45,533 --> 00:03:56,233 It doesnâ€™t have to be a video. It can be a book. You can choose a chapter from a book or a podcast that you understand very little from the beginning. 28 00:03:56,233 --> 00:04:01,266 And then you keep studying it and studying it during the month and you watch it for the last time, 29 00:04:01,266 --> 00:04:05,866 you read it for the last time. And then you will see that you have progressed so much. 30 00:04:05,866 --> 00:04:11,233 And if you are feeling unmotivated because learning languages is boring 31 00:04:11,233 --> 00:04:18,500 itâ€™s because youâ€™re not doing it correctly because learning languages doesnâ€™t have to be boring. 32 00:04:18,500 --> 00:04:28,100 There are so many ways to make it fun. You can read articles that you like. You can find videos with subtitles on topics that you want to read. 33 00:04:28,100 --> 00:04:33,733 There are books, there are songs, there are so many things that you can do with languages. 34 00:04:33,733 --> 00:04:43,633 Of course, there are stuff that you donâ€™t understand, but you can treat it like a puzzle and, you know, just have to fill in the gap and enjoy this process of learning. 35 00:04:43,866 --> 00:04:49,366 So to summarize. know why you are learning the language. So know what your goals are. 36 00:04:49,366 --> 00:04:56,266 And create a system that will make learning enjoyable to you so you donâ€™t want to quit because itâ€™s too boring. 37 00:04:56,266 --> 00:05:05,699 And then also track your progress because if you track your progress you will see that you have improved comparing to your past. 38 00:05:05,699 --> 00:05:10,366 And that makes you less likely to quit learning languages. 39 00:05:11,566 --> 00:05:17,500 So thank you so much for watching my video. And stay motivated, and I will see you in the next video.