My sensei said, when we are worried about something big like exam, don’t be. Just ダメもと (dame moto).
Dame moto is short form of ダメでもともと (dame de moto moto) which means nothing to lose.
Even if you fail the exam, doesn’t mean our ability decrease. We just go back to square one or our original state.
When we never challenge ourselves, how can we tell we are growing?
I was watching “Hotel Honnouji” by Ayase Haruka and Shinichi Tsutsumi about Nobunaga Oda.
I was thinking how many movies about time travel and related to him I had watched before. But I find that each movie was focusing on different things.
The female character was a little lost about what she’s going to do next after her company went bankrupt. And she went to Kyoto to see her fiancée who always busy with his work. The purpose was to meet his parents and do some wedding preparations.
There were few memorable lines from the movie was when she was having conversation with Nobunaga Oda. But these two were my favorite:
1. When she said, she has no big dream to fulfill like him
Big or small, who decides that? Isn’t it “are you going to do it or not” more important.
2. When she said, it’s impossible for her because she’s not special
Who decides it’s impossible or not. People said it’s impossible because no one has been doing it before, right?
Continue reading “When you’re a little lost, it’s time to listen more”
It’s almost 2 weeks ago since I started a new habit to wake up earlier and allocate some time to do some drills in the morning before taking shower.
I have no issue waking up in the morning (most of the days) but there are times when I just want to play my game longer in the evening before going to bed. And I find it hard to wake up in the morning.
So, there are times when I dragged myself out of bed, with my brain pulling up all sort of cards to keep myself in bed, to fulfil the plan.
As a result, I feel accomplished throughout my day because of the completing the small self-bestowed mission.
The brain likes to pull this card before my exercise time. But brain also likes the refreshed feeling after exercising. Difficult to please eh..
Anyway, thanks to not listening to brain by pushing through the original plan, brain is actually benefited from this.
This reminds me that sometime ago I always have pain on my left knee when I run more than 10km. I was inspired to be able to run full marathon and I was thinking if I should change my dream because my left leg won’t be able to take it.
But I went ahead to run my first HM and sore for the whole week.
Long story short, I still run as per today.
What I learned from this is, there will be times when we doubt ourselves. When we faced our first road block, when we failed for the first time, when everything seems to tough or something didn’t turn out as what we want it to be. But! Keep going. Take a rest if you feel you need to, take smaller steps. Just keep going..
And “you’ll thank me later” moment will follow 🙂
I went to another art class yesterday and this time is about learning watercoloring. And in the classroom there is a quote which was teacher Nat‘s work,
Remember why you started
It was beautifully written and decorated with her floral watercolor around it.
I immediately withdrawn to it.
Continue reading “Do you remember why you started something?”
In my swimming class, my coaches always asked what did I do and how did I do it or how I feel after some drills.
They will still tell me if I couldn’t tell them maybe because I wasn’t aware or preoccupied with other things while doing it.
They always emphasize that we need to be aware about what we do and remember the feel of it. When we remember it, we are conscious and as we practice more, the muscle has better memory about the activity we do and we will transform from conscious competent to be unconscious competent.
And to form a new habit it will take around 21 days (or so lots of people say, no wonder it’s 21 days challenge). So, when you’re keep practicing it correctly after sometime, you’ll (and your muscle) get the hang of it.
And because of this, I also started to apply it when I run. I asked my running buddy for this and that, and ask myself, did I land my foot correctly, did I hunch, did I dehydrated and so on. As a result, I notice more things which I didn’t before. I used to think that I just run, to the finish line.
Also when I do my brush lettering drills.
Sometimes the basic is the same and when you apply it across other area, you’ll be able to make it better.
So, lesson of this week is still about awareness.
and you’ll make your world wider.
That’s what my sensei told us during class.
She added, so when you’re on train, don’t just look down and listen to music. Look around and listen to your surrounding.
Another student asked, how can we widen our world wider by doing that inside train? XD
Sometimes I’m surprised with what sensei told us in class. She often said it jokingly, but I feel somehow it always reminds me about something which happens to me lately, or inspires me.
If you fail to realize your value, isn’t it because you didn’t acknowledge it
That’s what the main character told the other lead, after hearing that his justification why he behaved that way and did many things because he wants to be recognize by the people around him.
Continue reading “A LIVE (Pt 2)”
A friend shared an article about another friend who managed to accomplish something awesome! Because I haven’t be able to do it.
And there is a quote in the blog,
“You’re never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream” – CS Lewis
I haven’t completed my full marathon yet, and I aim for one. But somehow I feel it’s a very high mountain to climb.
Continue reading “Can do? Cannot do?”