Category Archives: Motivation

When learning something new, just enjoy the journey.

Joshua Bell Playing Violin

In this goal-focused society, we’re always putting the most emphasis on reaching the end of a goal. We, as humans, always want to gain a skill in the least amount of time as possible. I’m sure you have seen those ads that say, “Be Fluent in Japanese in One Month!”, or “Learn how to program in C++ in just 14 days!” or others that are very similar. Why is it that we’re so attracted to gaining skills quickly? We like to focus a lot of energy on when we will finally be able to enjoy the delicious fruits of our hard labor, and that’s why I think we don’t put any focus on actually having fun and enjoying the journey of learning the skill itself.

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No, you’re not too busy to study Japanese

too busy

How many times, on a given day, do you find yourself saying you’re too busy? Have you ever really given it any thought? Although you’re so busy, at the end of the day what have you accomplished?

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No Internet? No Problem.

No Internet Sad Face

If you’re like me, you spend over 12 hours a day on the Internet. Most of your hobbies require a computer and not having Internet would really be a detriment to your day. You probably wouldn’t even be able to socialize with a lot of your friends if you couldn’t connect to the Internet. Basically, 90% of your life takes place on the Internet and without it you would perish. I’m going to tell you that although it will not be all roses and daisies, you can still manage to get a couple of things done without it.

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Stop Being So Negative

Positive Thinking

I used to be a very pessimistic person. I used to be negative about everything and I never used to instill any positivity into anyone. No one used to like to hang around me because I was so negative all the time. Me being the person who I was back then, I thought this was just hate. I thought people didn’t like me because of very strange and esoteric reasons. “I’m not like them” I thought to myself. “No one understands me” I used to say everyday. I soon enough came to the realization that it was just me. No one likes a sour apple, and being negative all the time really makes people think you’re sad and have nothing going for yourself.

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