Inspirational Meeting

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Good fortune has led me to meet many influential people in this area over the last several years. Unfortunately I am only recently learning about a Japanese character trait that has made it difficult for me to maintain those relationships. In the not too distant future, I hope to write more about that for you; however, today is about getting reconnected with one powerful woman and results of our discussions.

Here are a few gems that crossed our lips:

  • Don’t believe anything impossible – After researching business opportunities and finding one plan more intriguing and worth the risk, move forward with that plan. Many people will be quick to tell you that your plan is impossible. Since you have evaluated your options and found this one worthwhile, ignore those people and advance.
  • Never give up – Naturally, you may encounter barriers to progress, but there is always some path you can follow forward. Some businesses may prove unprofitable, but always proceed from a point of power. Don’t stop doing something because you are fed up, or because it is hard, or because you miscalculated something. Put your feelings aside, suck it up, recalculate and continue.
  • Don’t become distracted by any one thing – Negative things occur. If we focus on them, we will forget the positive and lose site of our goals. Living in Japan I have faced some daily hurdles, but they are what’s actually building a strong spirit in me to move ahead.

This final point got me thinking a lot. One example of daily stress is that foreigners have to deal with a lot of passive racism on an ongoing basis. Occasionally this builds up and even someone who loves temperance sometimes feels like punching somebody. One thought that crossed my mind this evening was how many times I am given favor because of my race. When we focus in on prevalent, but relatively unimportant discrimination, we forget about all the times our situation has worked in our favor. Anyhow, I feel a storm brewing inside. To be clear, I mean this in a positive way; dormant energy is bubbling to the surface. It is time to start making plans.

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2 Responses to “Inspirational Meeting”

  1. titus2woman Says:

    Well I’m looking forward to all you have to say! (((((HUGS))))) sandi

  2. びっくり Says:

    Please be patient, this is taking a long time. 🙂

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