I'm going to stop working on my July 24 - August 16 goals a day early, because I'm too eager to start a new set of goals.
Here's how I did on them:
philomath wrote:Goals for July 24 - August 16
[ ] Do 6 hours of listening practice. Accomplished: 2 hours 45 minutes
[ ] Do Lessons 1-3 of the FSI French Phonology course. Accomplished: Lesson 1
[ ] Practice speaking for 3 hours. Accomplished: 2 hours 20 minutes
[ ] Keep practicing conjugating verbs in the present tense, passé composé, imparfait, and futur simple. Also practice conjugating verbs in the present subjunctive and past subjunctive. Accomplished: Learned about the present subjunctive.
[ ] Make 150 flashcards. Accomplished: 52 flashcards
[ ] Read for 3 hours. Accomplished: 40 minutes.
[ ] Write 1,500 words. Accomplished: 286 words
I want to set fewer goals for my next set of goals, as I think that'll keep me more motivated. I still want to improve my pronunciation, and lately I've been really wanting to do more listening and reading in French. Therefore, my next goals are:
[ ] Do all of the FSI French Phonology course.
[ ] Do 10 hours of listening (podcasts, TV shows, YouTube, etc.). (Bonus points if I branch out from the InnerFrench podcast, because it's a bit too easy and if I write down interesting vocab.)
[ ] Finish reading Le Petit Prince.
I wasn't sure what my deadline should be, and then I thought, "What if I don't have a deadline?" I'll just try to complete these goals as fast as I can without getting burnt out, and as soon as I finish one goal I can pick another one to replace it. Maybe the lack of a deadline will actually help me. As I've mentioned before, sometimes I lose motivation if I can sense that I'll fail to meet my deadline. On the other hand, a deadline keeps me on track. So we'll see...