• Day 4: Reality Check

    Posted by Spanish con Salsa ♫ on April 15, 2021 at 6:00 am

    Ask yourself the following questions:

    • Are my activities realistic?  Can I really complete them all consistently over the next 90 days?
    • Have I failed to complete similar tasks in the past?  If so, what can I do to make sure I follow through this time?
    • Is my schedule too ambitious?  Will I fail to reach my goal if I don’t execute every step perfectly?  If so, how can I scale things back to make success more likely?

    If you answered NO to any of these questions, make adjustments to your plan and share them here.

    You can also ask your question during the Q&A in tonight’s live workshop.  Join me at 7:00pm US Eastern Time.  Click here to register.

    Tamara Marie replied 2 years, 10 months ago 6 Members · 8 Replies
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  • Carla Agnesi

    April 15, 2021 at 6:43 am
    Level 1: Conversation Starter


    My goals are realistic, yes. I have failed to stick to plans before because I have chronically over-booked myself. I am just ending my busy season this week and haven’t got new busy things starting, so I think this spring-summer will be different.

    My activity plan is realistic

    • Tamara Marie

      April 15, 2021 at 12:29 pm

      Perfecto Carla ??

  • Jacqueline Sadberry

    April 15, 2021 at 5:06 pm

    I’m notorious for pushing myself too hard. I try to do too many things at one time, and eventually I burn out and I just don’t want to do it anymore.

    After watching the video, I know I said I would do flashcards for one of my activities but I’m terrible with them. Even now I know that they can be useful, but eventually I get sick of reviewing them.

    Therefore I’m cutting it down to reading “Windbreaker” in Spanish (part I). I’ll do 8 episodes a week, 2 episodes 4 days a week (Mon/Tue/Thurs/Sat) and just look up words and write down phrases as I go. Then read the episodes again. I think the simpler it is, the better for me.

  • Kate Waters

    April 15, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    My problem has been, trying to do too many things with no particular focus. This challenge has made me think about how to remedy that. I said my main issue is listening, and I am going to focus on that through the various methods I stated in the previous post. However, since I love to read and am currently reading a novel in Spanish, I will make time for that as well. But it will not be my focus.

    • Tamara Marie

      April 20, 2021 at 8:46 am

      That’s great insight Kate!

  • Alexis

    April 16, 2021 at 8:11 am

    My goal has changed to I will be able to introduce myself and talk about my emotions in a Dominican Republic Spanish accent by July 31, 2021.


    Using the tips I got from your training how to train your ear to learn and understand spanish.

    I have failed to complete similar tasks in the past because I am a perfectionist and everytime I saw something that said it will help me I tried it hoping it will work, but I got no where. I was hoping can you give me some reccomendations on how I should schedule my listening comprehension activities out because I am a high school student and I do take a spanish 1 course, but we do not focus on speaking or listening comprehension we mainly just focus on vocabulary and grammar and this technique has not helped me at all.

  • Alexis

    April 16, 2021 at 8:13 am

    My schedule is too ambitious and I will fail to reach my goal if I don’t execute every step perfectly. I can scale this back by assigning a small amount of time each day just to work on my listening comprehension. Then after i complete this goal I will move on to the next one and the one after that.

    • Tamara Marie

      April 16, 2021 at 6:56 pm

      That’s great insight Alexis! Buena suerte 🙂

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