https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BetoRamona

Just DO IT!

I lost my 40 days streak three days ago and I'm ready to go again.

Someone reminded me that, while "some people dream of success others wake up and work hard at it"[1]. I want to be one of those hard-working guys, so tomorrow I won't say: "Twenty years ago, when I was young and free of restrictions, I tried to be a polyglot... and I failed (for no reason)".

That person reminded me as well how lucky I am to be here, with you guys, learning all[2] the languages I want, for free (Damn! Life's good).

Instead of trying to think in ways of making great use of my time I'll do anything I can to do -as I please- one step at a time. Because it can be difficult for some of us not to feel overwhelmed by this sensation of not being good enough, but that's alright too at times. We're not perfect. We're not...

Just left to say, if you're feeling down right now, look in the mirror. You can do this. As far as you can tell, you've been doing this for a while anyways, haven't you? You just need to keep going. So go ->.

If you're tired of starting over, stop giving up.

-- 1- From Shia LaBeouf "Just Do It" Motivational Speech. 2- Well, not ALL of them.

February 23, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/The_Alison

My favorite thing about the streak system is how it forces you to practice even on days where you REALLY don't feel like practicing. In my opinion, those are the days you need to practice the most. As we all know, with any goal, if you only grind on the days you FEEL like grinding, you'll never get anywhere.

February 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BetoRamona

Exactly!

February 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BetoRamona

Another thing is the xp goal met. Now that I use 1xp as the goal, I reach 100, 200 or even 500xp a day. It's nuts.

February 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ForestPolyglot

"It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste." -Henry Ford

February 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gabrielbires

Cool! thx for motivation! I will keep learning english and someday i will be fluent at it!

February 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BetoRamona

Keep moving forward, it requires just a little effort every day and the consequences are huge.

February 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MissThorson

Thanks for this! I believe I'll keep on learning Spanish. :)

February 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BetoRamona

¡Nivel 21! Va por muy buen camino, no desista.

February 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MissThorson

Yes, 2nd time through tree actually. I don't think I'll give up. :)

February 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ForestPolyglot

I am now motivated to try to earn that kind of streak! Thank you!

February 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BetoRamona

You're welcome! It's not that high, I know you can do this, it's just 38 days away.

February 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BetoRamona

You can also follow people with greater streaks (700, 1000 or so), you know, for motivation and stuff.

February 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidStyIes

...and stuff? What sort of stuff? :)

February 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ForestPolyglot

Well, if you need help, you can just ask!

February 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BetoRamona

“You will never see an eagle of distinction flying low with pigeons of mediocrity.” -Onyi Anyado, goodreads.com.

If you want to be better, watch the best ones fly.

...like yourself, for instance :P

February 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yoankswndr

your words are so inspiring

February 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BetoRamona

Thanks! Hope this helps you keep going.

February 24, 2017
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