The end is where we start from

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The end is where we start from.

끝부터 시작한다.

– T.S. Eliot

Another quote that comes to mind goes something like, “When you come to the end, keep going.” So. It may be Monday, the semester may be ending, beginnings and endings may be everywhere we look, but just remember: the end is where we start from.

Translation and all mistakes are mine. 

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Begin Anywhere

Begin anywhere.

아무데나 시작해라.

– John Cage 존 케이지

I’ve been gone for about a month in order to focus on the beginning of my last year in undergrad, but I’m back! New posts to come, beginning with this Friday.

Sometimes, it’s hard to know what to do when there’s a huge pile of things that need doing. Assignments, readings, papers, blog posts. Language study. Post-graduation life prep. Where do you start? Just start. Begin anywhere, and then you’ll figure out what to do next. 여러분 화이팅!

Translation by yours truly. All mistakes are mine.

Nelson Mandela Quote

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

어떤 일이든 항상 실제로 이루어지기 전까지는 불가능해 보인다.

– Nelson Mandela

 

Trying to keep this in mind as I look ahead at my goals for the next ten minutes, half hour, month, and decade…여러분도 화이팅!

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Abigail Adams Quote

Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.

배움은 우연히 얻어지는 것이 아니라 추구하는 열정과 근면함의 결과이다.

– 아비가일 애덤스, Abigail Adams

 

If you want to be good at something, you’re going to have to work for it. It wouldn’t be worth it if just anyone could do it easily. Get on that language learning, now!

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Henry Ford Quote

You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.

앞으로 할 행동으로 평판을 쌓을 수는 없다.

– 헨리 포드, Henry Ford

 

So get language learning, people! And reading, writing, running, climbing, LIVING! Now. Right now. The best time to start is now.

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Leonardo da Vinci

Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.

목적 없는 공부는 기억에 해가 될 뿐이며, 머리 속에 들어온 어떤 것도 간직하지 못한다.

– 레오나르도 다 빈치

Leonardo da Vinci

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You’re probably not surprised that this is what I’m listening to…the whole album is fantastic! Hey, did you know Seungri can speak Japanese? Yeah. In the midst of his busy schedule, he learned a language. And perhaps he needs some work on his English, but at least he’s working on it! You should get back to studying Korean now.

my 왜 of language learning

Do you ever pause and wonder why you’re doing something? What’s the point of continuing something? Maintaining focus and motivation while also keeping momentum is extremely difficult, and inability to do so can kill a passion if the passion isn’t strong enough to actually be called a passion. Continue reading

Abraham Lincoln – Resolution

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.

늘 명심하라. 성공하겠다는 너 자신의 결심이 다른 어떤 것보다 중요하다는 것을.

– 에이브러햄 링컨, Abraham Lincoln

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Peace Pilgrim

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.

생각이 얼마나 강력한지 깨닫는다면 결코 다시는 부정적인 생각을 각지 않을 것이다.

– 피스 필그림, Peace Pilgrim

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William Durant

Forget past mistakes and forget failures. Forget everything except what you are going to do now and do it.

과거의 실수와 시패는 잊어라. 지금 하고자 하는 바를 제외한 모든 것을 잊고 그것에 매진하라.

– 윌리엄 듀런트, William Durant

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