Hello, it’s Pooh.
Today, let’s think about “action power.”
Lately, I’ve felt that I’ve become able to tackle many things and spend fulfilling time even on my days off.
When I reflect on my actions, I’ve noticed a slight change in my mindset.
That change is to not think about “reasons not to do it.”
Let’s take a moment to reconsider this mindset and its meaning.
“Reasons not to do it” easily come up.
When faced with the choice of whether to take action or not, most people tend to think in terms of “do it” or “don’t do it.”
If the motivation and reasons to do it are strong, they will take action, but if the motivation and reasons not to do it are strong, they won’t take action.
What I’ve realized is that “reasons not to do it” come up easily.
For example, when you decide, “I’m going to study today,” positive motivations such as “I need to prepare for an upcoming exam” or “I want to review the areas I don’t understand” can serve as reasons to study.
However, for many people, the reasons to study are often unclear, and studying is perceived as a tedious task.
So, what about the “reasons not to study”?
Reasons such as “I’m too tired to study,” “I’m not in the mood to study,” “I studied yesterday, so I won’t study today,” or “I just don’t feel like studying today” easily come to mind.
There are countless reasons not to study, and they come up readily.
When people have reasons, they can justify and be satisfied with not taking action. If they have reasons to study, they will study, and if they have reasons not to study, they won’t.
Due to the lack of clear reasons to study and the fact that it is a cumbersome task, the reasons not to study often outweigh the reasons to study, and as a result, they often fail to take action.
I have made an effort not to think about “reasons not to do it.”
As I mentioned earlier, it is easy for “reasons not to do it” to come to mind.
So, I have started thinking in terms of “do it or do it.”
Instead of “do it or don’t do it,” I consider “do it or do it” as the choice.
By incorporating this mindset, I feel that changes have started to occur gradually.
For example, when it comes to studying for a certification, in the past, I approached it with an attitude of “I’ll study if I have time” or “I’ll study if I have some free time.” However, when I had a late night or a busy schedule, there were days when I didn’t study.
However, recently, I find myself thinking about how I can study when faced with such situations. I think about using my commuting time to study even just a little, waking up early in the morning to secure study time, or doing a single study question before going to bed.
When faced with situations where I’m busy and likely to come home late, “reasons not to do it” easily come to mind.
But if I’m exhausted and start thinking about reasons not to do it, I end up going straight to bed, and the day ends without taking action.
I have made an effort not to think about “reasons not to do it” and switch to the mindset of “how can I do it.” As a result, I feel that my level of action has increased significantly.
Taking Action Changes Me
I believe that “action power” is my only strength.
Whenever I find something I like, I immediately start working on it.
Whether it was changing jobs, experiencing life abroad, or starting this blog, I took immediate action when I felt it was something I wanted to do.
What I’ve learned from my past experiences is that things I thought would be difficult before starting turned out to be surprisingly easy and often led to positive results, although not always.
Starting something new can be challenging and full of struggles until you get used to it. However, once you become accustomed to it, you can smoothly carry it out, and it can serve as a catalyst for new developments.
Currently, as I continue diligently studying for certifications, progressing in my English learning, regularly engaging in physical training, updating my blog, and maintaining my investment portfolio, I often contemplate the path I should take in the future.
I believe that if I continue to overcome each obstacle one by one, I will encounter a different version of myself.
To achieve that, it’s important to value each day’s time and wholeheartedly devote myself to what needs to be done.
In this article, I’ve contemplated the concept of “action power.”
Thank you for reading this far once again.