Other than the usual reasons, grammatical challenge spurring development through discipline.
If you have read many of my post, then this should not be a surprise but here goes. I have not really studied hard languages but I am currently using my summer break to study grammar which I love because of its analytical elements. My goal is to become fluent someday in at least 4 Romance languages and 2 Germanic (vocab and grammar).
This is something that I have been meaning to do for a long time but I have been lazy. In the last couple of months, I have started to monitor lots of variables (time spent reading, doing grammar, etc.). I have also gotten rid of some bad habits (or done an honest effort to quit), such as eating sugary things and eating convenience food instead of making it myself.
This has allowed me to have more energy and since I have started to make an effort to be organised (and efficient) and really put in the time, I have gained quite a lot of vocab and a lot deeper grammatical knowledge.
This is really motivating, for the last couple of years I have been quite miserable and saddened by the fact that I am not on course to achieve the many things that I set out to do (many by my 30th birthday). But in the last two days I have spent 405 and 420 minutes on grammar in a very organised manner.
Mastering or becoming more familiar with once foreign concepts is something that is very exhilarating. Having made some huge changes and challenging my brain, I feel that my thought process and overall speed with which I operate cognetically (can’t think of a less wordy way of saying it) has fasten.
Through this recent increase in intensity I have found ways to be more organised. I hope to finally use them to master the languages that I set out to learn and many more. I am also expanding my expectations and goals in other domains as well.
No matter how much I learn I always want to learn more. I guess the Finnish proverb/saying is true “Nälkää kasvaa syödessä” (The more you eat, the hungrier you get).