Earlier in January this year, I came across the following quote.
노력하지 않은 것보다 더 큰 실패는 없다
It struck a chord in me. When I was a lot younger, I used to think that failure was a terrible thing. Well, nobody likes to fail, but these days I feel that I would rather try and then fail, rather than not putting in any effort or not bothering at all to even attempt it.
There are a couple of so-called “failures” in my life, but at least I know I did make a good attempt and there are no lingering regrets.
Put in effort, whenever you can.
I guessed many have noticed that I haven’t been as active as previous years when it comes to language learning or blogging. I was scrolling past some of my older posts and suddenly I feel quite upset with myself for neglecting my language studies. I could clearly see that my motivation level has dropped and procrastination level has increased. While I did do other things in the meantime, it does seem that I have put language studies on the backseat for too long.
So now that I have some free time, I plan to put in as much effort as I can (:
- Revise Japanese, listen more, read more, get my basics right
- Study Korean, write more
- Read more in Mandarin Chinese, especially non-fiction
- To be a more relaxed and happier person
And yes, blog more. I have quite a number of books waiting to be reviewed! hahaha.
If you have any language-learning related questions, please drop me a comment!!