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What keeps you motivated to do your streaks on Duolingo daily?

I do my streaks as I'm trying to achieve a 1000 day streak (a very high chance of happening). Though it just occurred to me; why do you keep up your streaks on Duolingo?

October 14, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dcarl1

It was kind of a relief when I lost my streak (around 500 days). It started to feel like a treadmill, especially when traveling over multiple timezones for work and having to ensure I did it before the end of my home time zone.

I stopped for a year and have re-started after a recent trip to Italy, but with mostly auditory resources this time around, and Duolingo as only a part of my study. Streak or no, I think it's a good thing to discipline yourself to do a bit of language practice each day.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IAmBrave16

Wow... Well done for reaching a streak that far!! Yeah, the time zones must have been nuisance though at least you were able to benefit from it. XD

(Have you been to Venice?)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dcarl1

Yes, have been to Venice a few times. This trip was to Sicily, the mountains of the Amalfi Coast, and to Rome. I loved it, especially Rome, which is the city of my heart.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/brooke874444

I'm currently injured and non weight bearing so I I kinda have been binge studying since July. I'll probably stop when I'm a functional human again, but for right now I feel functional


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

That's a good question. I keep up my streak because I don't want to lose it. But I don't know why I don't want to lose it ;)


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

I kept up the streak because I believed that it was the only thing ensuring my continued interest in learning Spanish, that as long as I didn't break it I would have a reason to push through when things get tough and motivation is low. I ended up missing a few days in a row and breaking my streak anyways right when it was nearing 100, and I'm still equally motivated to learn Spanish. So I guess now I'm just doing it for a feeling of satisfaction.


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

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... I... I don't think I remember anymore.

I believe when I began building up my streak it was just because I loved seeing the numbers add up. Eventually, at about the 120ish day mark, the streak became a trophy and an inspiration to keep going if only for that little icon, which it still provides a good motivation for that. (Note: before I had this streak I lost a streak of about 114 days through an accident.) I am now motivated to do my lessons more for the sake of learning, but that little icon and the idea to keep the flame going is a good reason to make myself do at least one lesson, which is usually followed by about eight more.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lau-GPM

I seriously believe that if I practice a language (or any other skill) every single day, for a very long period of time... inevitably I will master it.

Then, keeping up my strike in DL is an excellent support to my language learning goals, in two ways:

  1. As a daily reminder of my commitment.

  2. DL ensures my daily minimum dose of practice, for those days when I don't have enough time to use other learning resources.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/seacc3

Difficult for me in that we travel and sometimes to places without internet. However, I wish you all the luck in your goal. My streaks are really just the product of an old man with routines. Take this Lingot as a reward for 190.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anno-Domini

What do you want to learn from Duolingo during those 1000 days? Won't you be tired of getting it?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IAmBrave16

Well wouldn't you? ;)

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