A writer on medium saved me.
Jun 21st 2022 2 min read
I was trying to get back to picking up my Jap language which I have left on the back burner for almost 5 years.
The language has never left me but the standard that I have built myself to when I last studied it has slid.
I turned to medium and found the article “To succeed at anything, make it insanely easy to take action almost every day” by Thomas Oppong.
I harbored the ambition of joining the Japanese speech contest for the open category which includes seniors like me. It is on my bucket list.
I have been to Japan countless times but I covert the prize of that. free air ticket that would come with a homestay. But flipping through the Japanese magazine by literary Writers, I was exasperated to be checking almost every other word and whole sentence’s meaning.
After reading Thomas’ article, it dawned on me that I have aimed too high. I should just focus on the simple textbooks that were taught in classes years ago. To retrieve some of the basic sentence structures that have eluded my memory.
To put Thomas’ suggestions into practice, I try to make them simple and actionable, every day.
I put the easiest textbook that I could cope with on the table and marked the article that I know would jerk my memory and start my learning.
I have also allotted time each day to pursue each lesson. Until they become second nature and the words come flooding back.
My Japanese-English app is already on my mobile. My workbook is ready for sentence construction. I will be ready to pen a short article.
Tomorrow and the days ahead will be profitable.
I believe with my daily small actions, will blossom into a meaningful speech.
That is the wonderful thing about medium. The choice and chance to read articles by authors can empower one to carry on pursuing one’s dreams.
It is what I turn to often for motivation and inspiration and I hope to be a contributor too.