You may have heard the expression “time is money”. I don’t know if that’s true. Maybe it is. What I do know is that time has one thing in common with money and that is it can be poorly spent.
It is possible to spend hours and hours “practicing” and not really see much benefit.
But before you consider how to better spend your time, you need to consider all of resources you have available to you.
What is a resource and how can you use it?
There are resources all around us. Resources are great because they can be used to solve all different kinds of problems.
In fact, this is a pretty good definition of resource – something that we can use to solve our problems.
For Spanish students the 3 most important recourses are their time, money and attention.
Most people are aware of the idea that money can be spent poorly. But when was the last time you considered the investment of your time and attention?
If you were trying to make it big in the stock market, it would be a good idea to put your money on the best stocks. This is, of course, easier said than done.
So if you were trying to improve your Spanish, it would be worthwhile putting some time into studying.
But like the stock market, if you time is spend in the wrong stocks for studying you want see an improvement in your portfolio of Spanish knowledge.
Similarly if you are don’t have your attention fixed on your Spanish in the right way, you will see a similar result to poorly spent time.
I just completed two mindset podcasts on focus for productivity and focus for emotions. These both hint at the idea that you can spend time without attention.
But ultimately if you are interested in improving your Spanish, you should not only invest your time, but your attention and money as well.
Many students these days are considering trying to learn a language for free. I was also one of them. Until I realised that spending money is a great way to save time and the effort associated with long hours of studying on your own.
If you are ever finding yourself poor in one of the resources: time, attention or money, but you are still want your Spanish to progress, then one of the best things you can do is invest the other resources wisely.
In today’s mindset podcast I will be looking at the idea of your investment of time, money and attention and how you can reframe your mindset to improve your thinking about your thinking and achieve you language-learning goals faster.
Quote from this episode:
“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.” – Albert Einstein.
How can you invest your 3 most valuable resources to improve your Spanish faster?
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