What To Do When You Fail To Reach Your Goals

<p>After our live episode for number 100, we&#39;re rolling &#39;back to school&#39; and reviewing summer motivation and new routines before cracking on with our topics this month.</p>

<h3>In The News</h3>

<p>We discussed <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45414751" rel="nofollow">this BBC news article</a> about a pedantic (?) rule in French grammar...and who&#39;s trying to get rid of it. The language, ever changing, but who thought THIS untouchable rule would be questioned?</p>

<h3>How To Refresh Your Language Learning Goals</h3>

<p>In this episode we focused on the big topic of goals. Do you EVER get everything done that you aim to do in language learning?</p>

<p>Here&#39;s what we discussed</p>

<ul>
<li><strong>How we think</strong> about achieving or failing to achieve our own language goals</li>
<li>What the word for &quot;failing to achieve&quot; should be (call me maybe, Merriam-Webster)</li>
<li>The <strong>hidden information</strong> you only get from a failed language goal</li>
<li>The two sides of reviewing language goals on deadline day: <strong>data and motivation</strong></li>
<li><strong>6 Strategies for refreshing your language learning goals</strong> and dealing with disappointment</li>
<li>What is <strong>a good tracking method</strong> to make sure you actually work on your goals?</li>
<li>Whether to <strong>re-set or abandon a goal</strong> if you didn&#39;t achieve it</li>
</ul>

<p><img src="https://uploads.fireside.fm/images/9/9103f3da-a263-4bfe-b5a3-58649ff9b5f... alt="episode 104 quote"></p>

<h4>A Song For When You Wonder If Your Progress Will Disappear Because You Didn&#39;t Reach A Goal</h4>

<blockquote>
<p>Everything stays<br>
Right where you left it<br>
Everything stays<br>
But it still changes<br>
Ever so slightly<br>
Daily and nightly<br>
In little ways<br>
When everything stays</p>
</blockquote>

<p>And here&#39;s a wonderfully helpful quote from Ira Glass</p>

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<p><a href="https://vimeo.com/24715531">Ira Glass on Storytelling</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/thedak">David Shiyang Liu</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

<p>And finally, more life advice from &quot;Adventure Time&quot;</p>

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