I'm not really one for resolutions, but one of the things I want to do this year is start the process of learning Japanese. I've been paying for Rosetta Stone for years and have yet to really put it to use. I've used it a little in the past and found that the method seems to work for me so I'm going to be going at as best as I can this year and I've already put in an hour of lessons to start the year.
It's just a matter of discipline to keep at it and finding ways to keep the "what's the point?" thoughts from permeating my every thought. Not giving up is so hard for me, especially when I can't see an end goal even being possible (spending a few years in Japan being my ultimate goal). Trying to set minor goals is hard to as my desire to feel like I'm getting somewhere usually has to be met with results that feel like it hasn't been a waste. Considering how long it will be before any such levels of tangibility will be achieved I'm going to need far more discipline and patience than I've ever had. Here's hoping 2020 is teh year for it.