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How High a Priority is Your Bilingual Journey?

How High a Priority is Your Bilingual Journey?

This question cuts right to the heart of the efforts you make and the results you produce. If you’re not satisfied with those results, it would be wise to look long and hard at how high this priority really is in your life.

“We realize our dilemma goes deeper than shortage of time; it is basically a problem of priorities. We confess, we have left undone those things that we ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done.” —Charles Hummel

The other day I posted a new challenge at The Bilingual Zoo…

Challenge #8: Make This the Highest Priority You Can

This challenge has prompted a wave of constructive thinking and discussion among members of The Bilingual Zoo community. If, like most of us, you must work hard to maintain sufficient exposure to the minority language, amid busy days in a majority language environment, this is a conversation worth joining. And, in particular, if you feel dissatisfied with the results you’ve achieved to date, I urge you to pause and pursue this challenge. After all, if you’re not realizing your hopes for your children, isn’t it best to either make this a higher priority—and make more proactive efforts—or, otherwise, set lower expectations for the outcome?

“Don’t waste your breath proclaiming what’s really important to you. How you spend your time says it all.” —Eric Zorn

To see all the current challenges at The Bilingual Zoo—challenges that can empower your efforts and boost your children’s bilingual development—visit the Take a Challenge board.

Becoming a member of The Bilingual Zoo is easy and free: just register for an account and complete your profile. (An annual donation to help support the site is encouraged, but not required.)

“Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can’t buy more hours. Scientists can’t invent new minutes. And you can’t save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow. Success depends upon using it wisely—by planning and setting priorities.” —Denis Waitley

Check out this important new challenge now…

Challenge #8: Make This the Highest Priority You Can


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Welcome to Bilingual Monkeys!

I’m Adam Beck, the founder of this blog and The Bilingual Zoo, a lively worldwide forum for parents raising bilingual or multilingual kids. I’m also the author of the popular books Maximize Your Child’s Bilingual Ability and Bilingual Success Stories Around the World. I’ve been an educator and writer in this field for 25 years as well as the parent of two bilingual children, now 19 and 16. I hope my work can help empower the success of your bilingual journey.

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