Sunday, June 19, 2011

Post Twenty - Speak Less

What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and in intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is the harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know I. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I once received a fortune cookie that read: “Speak less of your plans, you’ll get more done.” What’s one project that you’ve been sitting on and thinking about but haven’t made progress on? What’s stopping you? What would happen if you actually went for it and did it?
Well this one speaks to me today.  I've been dreading picking up my Catalan studies again. I must learn Catalan.  I live in Catalonia and my partner is Catalan.  I've been here for two years and I still only speak a very basic level.  
I don't make time for study and I feel often unmotivated to learn. I can change that! And actually I have a good friend who is learning very well and often gives me good tips. I will open my books today and make a plan for study for the week!
What would happen if I actually did study?! Everyone, including me, would be happier.  Ok then. 

No comments: