Ya know, it’s so simple. If you want to get better at something work on it a little bit at a time in a low-stress way as many days as you can. That’s basically what this whole site has been about since day one. I started with the discipline of writing and shipping something everyday. I feel like I’ve crushed that one and feel like I can just about darn near write about anything and publish it a week later. Now I’m turning my attention to Vietnamese.
If you want to get better at something work on it a little bit at a time in a low-stress way as many days as you can.
I’m starting to feel in a groove with Vietnamese. Today I took another Mango lesson. I finished up all the lessons in Chapter 2. Tomorrow I’ll take the Chapter 2 review. Today I also watched a lesson from that Southern Vietnamese YouTuber I mentioned about a week ago.
The combination of the two, learning legit basics from one and hearing how native speakers actually talk in the other, seem to be a mighty team. My Mango lesson was the very first thing I did after getting home and walking Peyt. It’s now something I look forward to everyday.
This is how forming habits should be. It should be fun. It should be in small increments. It should be something you look forward to each day.