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Discussion on: Set A Big Goal (And Make It Uncomfortably Big)

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Hey Douglas, good points. I’m definitely going to have to make a post that digs into the “how” of making goals...this post was more of a “why”.

Learning a language isn’t a goal with an end, but it is measurable.

Michael Hyatt defines two types of goals: achievement goals and habit goals.

An achievement goal has a measurable end.

Get 10,000 followers on DEV.to in 12 months.

A habit goal has a measurable practice.

Spend 20 minutes per day practicing Spanish.

Learning a language doesn’t have a measurable end. But it does have a measurable practice.

And languages are a truly “if you don’t use it, you lose it” skill, so even if you feel you’ve become fluent in a language, you need to keep it up.