What motivates you?
Hello everyone. The weather is getting hotter and Sapporo is slowly but surely becoming summer. Recently I have been training for a big race in Tokyo and it made me ask myself the question: What motivates you? I have always done sports basically because I love doing it however I`ve been wondering recently how I have managed to continue doing it for so long. The race in Tokyo actually demotivated me to train so perhaps it genuinely is out of love. Anyway, motivation is a very powerful tool. I think it can come from something physical (like me putting in an extra 10 minutes jogging each time at the gym) or something mental (like studying extra hard because I have a test soon). I am not sure if my motivation is selfish (that I want to be the strongest version of myself) or altruistic (that I want to motivate other women into male dominated sports) either way, I am happy to have it. A lot of my students have been studying English for a long time and I think it is awesome to continue to do something and see amazing improvements. I guess my next challenge is to put as mush effort into my Japanese study as I do into my sport training!