Reasons to Wake Up
"Did you think you are special?"
The main character stood out from the rest because of her excellence in her work, consistently achieving above-average results. It’s essential to understand that she wasn’t born this way; she achieved it through systematic, continuous, and relentless practice – going beyond the ordinary, day and night, until she was out of breath. She worked harder than others, and that’s why she achieved better results.
Imagine you want to become a singer and practice for one hour a day for six years. It’s doubtful that this will lead to success, but you will certainly be better than those who don’t practice at all. Now, envision practicing singing for eight hours a day for six years instead. It’s hard to imagine that you wouldn’t become a very skilled singer after such dedication. Yet, systematic work is only part of the recipe for success, which is surprisingly simple yet challenging for many. We rarely encounter individuals who work systematically, consistently, with discipline and unwavering dedication. So, what’s the secret ingredient to success?
Another crucial aspect of the path to success, alongside consistency, is motivation and purpose. This is what drives people to get out of bed each morning, day after day, and relentlessly pursue their intended goals, undeterred by adversity. When someone possesses strong motivation, a clear goal, and knows the answer to the question “why do I want to achieve what I’ve set out to do,” they will pursue it steadfastly. It won’t be difficult; it will be a natural course of action.
The main character is driven by a desire for revenge, a negative and life-poisoning feeling from a mental health and ethical standpoint. However, this intense emotion became the core of Yoon Ji Woo’s existence, an unyielding drive that leaves little room for interference.
"Do you trust her?
I trust her desperation - she will be our dagger."
“Do you trust her? I trust her desperation – she will be our dagger.” The above quote is from a conversation between the gang leader and his right-hand man. One of the men doesn’t trust Yoon Ji Woo, but the other sees her motivation as an opportunity to further his own goals and secure his interests. This underscores the leader’s ability to understand people and select the right individuals for his team. If we know a person’s goals and motivations, and if those motivations are strong enough, we can trust that they will achieve their goal while benefiting us, provided our goals align (as manipulation leads to nothing positive).
So, as a recipe for achieving a goal, we already have two essential ingredients: consistency/persistence and motivation and purpose. The final element is to find a strategy to do so, which the series will help us understand.
"No matter how much you train, they will be stronger anyway, don't think about winning, but about killing [...] attack their vital points"
"Now It's Just Beginning"
Writing this blog, I am fresh after watching “My Name” on Netflix, and I can confidently consider it one of the most captivating productions of this year. Diverse and compelling characters, a world crafted in a relatively realistic and raw manner (within the bounds of enjoyable viewing), an exceptional script, unexpected twists, a captivating soundtrack, and well-choreographed fight scenes are just the beginning of its merits. I recommend it and give it an 8/10 on IMDB. When you watch it, pay attention to the themes I’ve discussed above; I’m eager to hear your thoughts and comments.
Consider this: What do you want to achieve, and what motivates you? The path may vary, but the first step is to start.
Organize your life.
The first publication in the Untold product series, created to share methodology for organizing everyday life, cultivating systematic discipline, and developing proper habits. Drawing from the author's experience, knowledge, beliefs, and commonly available coaching tools, she aims to inspire you to take action and present you with a straightforward approach to achieving fulfillment and building self-esteem. Written in a simple way, it contains examples from everyday life, practical tips, exercises, and beautiful graphics. Available in e-book and audiobook.