“It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently” ―
Today marks the 100th day that I started using Duolingo to learn French.
Throughout the years I have attempted to learn French, but I never really stuck to it. I have mentioned it several times, but only to let it fall by wayside. So, 100 straight days feels amazing.
After 100 days I know over 1300 words. I am able to read and write a lot. My pronunciation is terrible, but I am not discouraged. It took me a long time to be comfortable and not self-conscious speaking English, so I know that it will take time and effort, but it will come.
“Where focus goes, energy flows.” ―
The fact that Duolingo keeps track of the days and let’s me know every time I complete a lesson, made it like a game. How many straight days can I get?
I realize that being consistent is key to success to everything in life. Now, even if it is just 5 minutes, I don’t go to sleep if I don’t login and do at least 1 French lesson.
It may be silly but the number 100 makes me feel powerful. What makes it important is that it is straight, every day with no days off. It is the build up of one day at a time. It is the result of not leaving it for tomorrow, but doing it today, even if for only a few minutes.
Now, if I can only take this surge of energy and feeling of invincibility and let it flow over other areas of my life. What else can I improve on, by dedicating just a few minutes a day? Everything!
Perhaps I van be more consistent here. 🙂
Wishing everything a weekend blessed with progress! ♥♥
“I can tell you the secret to happiness in one word: progress.” ―