“The best time to start doing something was a year ago. Failing that, today will do” – Seth Godin.
I believe the same is true for learning languages. The desire to start a foreign language usually comes about from some unexpected inspiration – you make a new friend from overseas, you hear a sexy accent, you gorge yourself on some delicious food in a French restaurant (hence the picture – sorry, French speakers), or something else.
Turning that desire into reality comes down to just one thing:
Strike while the iron is hot: use the inspiration to commit to trying to learn the language then and there. If you wait, the inspiration might fade away into the background until you see your friend again, hear that accent, or go back to that restaurant. If you really want to learn, don’t wait!
The commitment doesn’t have to be complicated or time consuming. There are a stack of actions you can take – miniscule or major – to kick-start your domination of the language you want to learn: Read the rest of this entry