Sunday, 29 November 2009

English Learning Tips 3:Treat Yourself

As I noted in my last post, setting goals is a good way of Learning English. It is important however to stay motivated to meet the goals you set. One way of doing this, according to a number of websites, is to treat yourself when you have reached your goal or done what you have set out to do. As the English-Grammar-Online-4U web site notes:

Everybody notices what you failed to do. But nobody appreciates what you succeeded to do. That's rather frustrating, isn't it? Appreciation is always a good motivation. And if nobody else appreciates your efforts, you'll have to do it yourself.
Therefore, they suggest, after setting a target / goal for day, the week or the term "also set a reward for yourself that you can look forward".

For example. if you achieve the goal you have set, they suggest, you might treat yourself to:

  • a new computer game
  • a visit to somewhere special
  • a short trip to London

If it's a long-term target, they suggest, write your reward down on a piece of paper and hang it up in a place where it catches your eye. This sure will be a good motivation. Find below links to the site on treating yourself to a treat; and an article on 'giving yourself motivation with rewards' from

1. Treat yourself to Something Good []
Give Yourself Motivation With Rewards []

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