8 things I’m obsessed with

1. Time

Life = Time. I believe that the most precious thing in life is time.

I always think about this when I compare money and time.

“I am 23 years old now, but if a 30 year old me appears in front of me and says, “I will give you 100 billion yen and I want you to exchange your life for mine,” and if I say yes, I become 30 years old and get 100 billion yen.”

Now, would I answer “yes” or “no”?

Of course, the answer is “no.”

In other words, I believe that the seven years between now age 23 and age 30 will be worth 100 billion yen.

That’s how precious time is, and that’s why we should not waste even a second of it.

Being young has many advantages, and the possibilities are immeasurable.

That is why we must enjoy this day to the fullest and not waste even a moment of time.

I think it’s great to be idle or to do nothing, because it rests your head and fills you with energy.

However, I never want to just live aimlessly and by inertia.

Always have high aspirations, set goals, and push forward toward them.

I cherish every second and do what I can only do at my age.

I always keep in mind the words of Steve Jobs:

“Your time is limited. So don’t waste your time living someone else’s life. Don’t get caught up in common sense (dogma). That means living by what other people think. Don’t let other people’s opinions blind you to your inner voice.”

What he means is, “Don’t get caught up in common sense. What is important is to live by your own axis.”

Certainly, common sense is something that people of this era (a range of about 20 years) have decided on their own and become normal things, and I have no idea why should I follow it.

I think that common sense is something that we make for ourselves.

So I will maximize my time without getting caught up in useless dogma (common sense).



2. Environment

I believe that environment is everything in life. First, to find the environment, I am thoroughly committed to the environment.

There are three major decisions in life.

Environment, partners, and what to do.

I believe that these three must be thoroughly thought through, experienced, and decided upon.

Of these, I believe that “environment” is such an important factor that it determines the other two.

To give an example, if the environment is “the suburbs of San Francisco,” it is crowded with homeless people and drug smokers.

So you won’t find good “partners”. And you won’t find a good workplace for anything.

But if you make it “Manhattan, New York,” you will find many energetic people who are not bound by conventional wisdom and who live their lives on their own axis. That is why there are an overwhelming number of workplaces with such people.

That is why we must first focus on the “environment” and where we place ourselves. This is something that must be tested over a period of years by placing oneself in different environments.

That is why I am currently exploring the environment through my adventures.



3. People

Life is determined by the people around us. It really is true.

You don’t have to force yourself to hang out with them, you don’t have to force yourself to make friends with them. If someone is a good fit for you, you can be friends with that person.

In the first place, you shouldn’t have expectations of people. It is you, not others, that you should expect. You will never betray yourself.

And the people you should be involved with are those who are “passionate about something and working hard toward their dreams.”

People who are working hard toward their dreams have tremendous interest in themselves, so they are constantly confronting themselves and moving forward day by day.

That is why they are not interested in what others are doing.

Hence, they are never jealous and never compare themselves with others. Always the enemy themselves.

In other words, I don’t think I can be entrapped or jealous even if I get involved.

However, those who have no dreams are interested in others. That is why they speak ill of others on Twitter, fry others, and are jealous of others.

Such people are “bored and dreamless.”

I want to be friends with people who are “passionate about something and working hard toward their dreams,” and I want to be actively involved with them to receive and give them inspiration.


・People you should distance yourself from immediately

・People who talk about other people’s scandals and rumors.

・People who are negative

・People who speak ill of others

・People who tend to bring me down.

・People who take up too much of my time.



4. Self-investment

Experiences, meals, meeting people.

Thoroughly invest in this now-only, experience.


・Desert walking adventures (Difficult when you get married and have small children, or when you get older and no longer physically fit).

・Go on adventures, interact with people from different countries, and make friends. (As people get older, they tend to worry about status and think about profit first, and this makes it difficult for them to casually interact and even make friends.)

・Do something stupid, blow up, and fail (how much you fail in your 20s will determine your life in your 30s and beyond).

・Take big risks and challenge yourself. (No matter how much you fail when you are young, you can always make up for it. In the end, if you don’t die, you’ll be fine.)

・No regrets (regrets of doing rather than regrets of not doing)



5. Love oneself unconditionally

I love myself and I love it more than anything in the world.

I think this is the most important thing and foundation for me and my future life.

I don’t think anyone can be successful without loving themselves, and even if they are successful, they can easily fall apart at the slightest rebound.

Loving yourself unconditionally = high self-esteem.

If you have high self-esteem, you can believe in yourself and challenge yourself



6. Continue

I want to accomplish great things in my life. And I have many dreams.

But without hard work, no matter how big my dreams are, they will end up as mere dreams.

On the road of life’s journey, there are no shortcuts, no magic carpets that will fly you right to the finish line.

That is why I believe it is important to have a strong belief and axis for oneself and to make efforts in the right direction.

In order to accomplish something, one must walk step by step with one’s own feet.

Each small step builds on itself, creating a synergistic effect, and when a certain threshold is reached, the ability to do so will blossom.

I learned this phenomenon in my English study: every day for 1.5 years, 547 days, I talked about what happened today in English to my video camera and uploaded it to Youtube. It worked, and by the 547th day, I become fluent in English.

That is why I want to never give up on anything and never give up on the long thorny road.



7. Ability

The greatest ability is the ability to overcome oneself.

We compare ourselves to yesterday’s self, and our greatest and greatest enemy is ourselves.

How do we overcome ourselves? I think it is a great challenge.



8. Habit

One of the most respected books I have ever lived is called “Atomic habit”.

This book is exhaustive about habits and makes you learn such an important factor that your life is determined by your habits.

Thanks to this book, I learned about habits thoroughly and it made me think about how I can build habits.

I also learned the importance of building habits.

Now I can write down what I will continue to do each day on my Gantt chart and have control over it myself.

This is the part of the book that impressed me the most. It is,

“If you make the habit of doing something every day your identity, it will become less painful.”

Until then, I thought I can accomplish many things by studying English every day.

So I was learning English in order to achieve them.

However, when I thought about it, I was afraid that once I achieved those goals, my motivation to study English would decrease and I would stop studying.

But thanks to this book, I was able to make “learning English” = “a part of my life,” and now, as a matter of course, I am learning English every day as a part of my life.

It is just like taking a bath or brushing your teeth.

Once you make it ultimate like this, there is nothing to be afraid of anymore. I don’t have to worry about English. Because English is a part of me.

The importance of habit is immeasurable.