Learning styles

Why Some People Find Language Learning Harder Than Others

In a TED Talk entitled “Why some people find exercise harder than others”, social psychologist Emily Balcetis shares research she conducted to understand why some people are successful at regularly exercising and staying fit, while the majority are not. Quite interestingly, her research has shown that some people may literally see exercise as more difficult, whereas …

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How to fight procrastination when learning/doing stuff – Part 2/2

For part 1 of this article, click here. Pareto Principle Now that you’ve found a great way to leverage your own procrastinating habits, it’s time to go to Step 2 of our procrastinating-buster bootcamp. Two of my favorite quotes from Tim Ferriss’ 4-Hour Workweek are that “Doing something unimportant well does not make it important,” …

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How to fight procrastination when learning/doing stuff – Part 1/2

. . . anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn’t the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment. — Robert Benchley, in Chips off the Old Benchley, 1949 Learning a new skill, whether it be cookery, martial arts, music, or languages, requires a tremendous amount of time and discipline. …

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