Well this has certainly been long overdue. The delay is a tangible testament to the lifestyle that I have been leading over the past 6 months or so in Tokyo.

A very succinct way of describing this whole experience is in the following: Today is one of the first days since I have arrived in Japan where I am in such a good mood.

My recent time in Japan has indeed not been very easy, a struggle would perhaps be a better term. I really am looking forward to my future prospects and I am looking forward to this upcoming change.

Everything is a learning experience from which we reference for our future endeavours. It builds your character and/or knowledge in some shape or form, and the underlying importance is to extract the positive points and drop/forget the negative ones. What I intend to do from my days in Tokyo.

Health, family, and friends are what I value in my life. I am very fortunate to fully enjoy these and to have a strong support system from my true and valued friends and family around the world.

Don’t just say it, do it. If you never try, you will never know. On this note: no regrets – life is too short!

A good related read on the subject: Play The Game of Life As If You Have Nothing to Lose

Great excerpt from this article:

“Proceed with caution” might as well be the first rule on the chalkboard at school. But what a disaster that such an instruction holds us back in ways that we can’t even imagine because we’ve become so caught up in playing it safe and sticking to the tried and true path. As we get older and experience more of what life has to offer, our tolerance for risk significantly decreases, and in parallel the possibility of living an extraordinary life.

If you want to get big results you have to take big risks. Nobody made a fortune or ever got everything they wanted out of life by playing it safe. In a recent interview when I asked an employee at the company if it was an organization that encouraged taking risks, she replied, “I don’t like the word risk” and proceeded to discuss how to innovate within these boundaries.

Paralysis by analysis keeps far too many people from taking action. fact most of the time the only way you’re going to find out if something will be a success is by just doing it.” 

More to come /

Matthew – 매튜


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