#2 - Learn variations of new words

Learn variations of new words. You’ll get three or four words for the price of one! For example, the word “succeed” has variations including “success” (noun), “successful” (adjective), “successfully” (adverb), “succeeded” (past tense).
 

#1 Have a short term and long term plan

Give yourself a short term goal and a long term goal and focus on working towards them. Reward yourself when you hit a target or achieve your goal. Know why you are learning English.