(2011-03-14, 5:27 pm)ta12121 Wrote: @Es2Kay
"10,000 people wanna do it. 100 people start. 1 keeps it up"
I love this one, as out of all the people I know, I'm the only one doing it/continue doing it. No matter what.
I find that rather unmotivating. I don't have the hubris to think I am in the top 1% of effort guys so really why bother trying.
Ditto for the you miss 100% of the shots you don't take, sure but if you don't shoot you retain possession and might have a better chance later. No pro sport guy will take a shot just because unless they are about to have possession taken from them.
Most slogans and motivational facebook posters have issues if you really look at them.
Here is something you can use.
I don't work or have a social life. If I plowed my time into Japanese hard core I probably would have passed or near passed JLPT N1 however I never got going with RTK, almost finished but at a slow pace and just before I finished I decided to switch languages. So now I have nothing.
If when I switched languages when I planned I'd depending on test times be HSK5 and close to HSK6 but again couldn't get momentum and have nothing to show for it but lots of time on the Internet and TV.
Did not give up on it, but all that time wasted, that could have gotten me closer to my goals.
Same thing for weight loss and the gym, if only I pushed hard earlier. Oh well there is always tomorrow. I hear it is only a day away.
Don't be like me. Once time passes you don't get it back, this becomes much more clear as you approach 50.
Again don't be like me... except for investing, I seem to have the knack for that. Oh and eating pizza. If you want to stuff yourself stupid with the za then follow my lead. Other than that be someone else. Preferably Batman or a unicorn but anyone but me will be good.
Also there is the never give up video with the Japanese Tennis guy which has been posted here before. In water at -10 harvesting Asiatic clams.
Come on, don't let him down. He seems to care.
Edited: 2017-01-30, 3:50 am