Smart learners have common traits. They achieve more results with less effort. Here is why:
1. Smart learners have a clear reason to learn.
When you develop a sense of purpose in what you're doing, you achieve better results than if you just check items on a checklist.
First, discover WHY you want to learn Portuguese, then you will find the best way to achieve your goal.
2. Smart learners follow a process.
If you already ran a long distance or struggled with a long term goal, you know what it takes time to achieve great results.
Learning Portuguese is no different.
You should decide at the very beginning that you are going to put in the time and effort to follow a process.
3. Smart learners focus on one step at a time.
That's it. They don't try to do everything at once.
Many language learners get trapped by the overload of information available. They spend a precious time watching YouTube videos, but their progress is near zero.
Focus on one step at a time, and you will soon notice your own progress. Here are some tips: