36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 188: A Little Bit Every Day


Vienna 1971—A Student Journal
A year of music, study, travel, sightseeing & friends.

Day 188 — A Little Bit Every Day
06-February-1972 (Sonntag–Sun.)


Practiced about four hours. Enough. Spend rest of the day catching up on work. I seem to be getting some progress made in the languages because I’ve been spending a little time
every day studying.


Every Day. In transcribing this journal, I haven’t always been putting in the underlines, italics, or “****” that indicate some emphasis to myself on what I thought was important at the time of writing. But today, I’m going to do it. I underlined the word “every” —see, every! The key to learning is to “do” and “do it again” (repetition). I’m not saying memorization, but doing. There I go again! If I want to learn French, what will get me better results, doing a little bit of French every day, or once a week?

Lifelong learning. The challenge is to find the time and the energy to continue to learn and do things through your entire life. Once you have a full-time job, marriage, children, and all the responsibilities of life—it gets tougher to do the extra things you want to do—like learn a language. Thank goodness we have Rosetta Stone, today. (A commercial joke, I haven’t purchased it yet because it is very expensive.)


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