In my experience, I have found that taking a lesson of any kind (even a free lesson on Duo Lingo) provides me with a boost of motivation which lasts several days.

Intrinsic motivation versus extrinsic motivation. Extrinsic students need help to get motivated! As a matter of fact, they need rewards in order to study!
Watching a movie in your target language is one of the hardest things you can do (you need 6000 words of vocabulary.)

If you are struggling with motivation, consider taking part in the iTalki Challenge.

Arnold Schwarzenegger never gave up. Muhammad Ali never gave up.

You need to find a method which you personally enjoy. Here is another video from Ted Talks:

My cousin Kelstar claims that learning language is akin to playing music... you just need to use your mouth as an instrument. She recommends using an app called Earworms. Of course, that might work for people who have a musical style of intelligence. There are 7 kinds...

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