I unexpectedly came across a bit of Japanese. I was looking at a music video online from a band in England, and there was only a single comment under the video. Here it is:
Now, here’s the thing. I read this and then was psyched because I could read it. Yes, it is a very simple message, but I can still be psyched, because there was a time when I couldn’t have read it.
First, I wouldn’t have known the vocabulary.
Second, I wouldn’t have recognized all the kanji.
Third, I wouldn’t have known the –ています form.
So I can do something now that I couldn’t do before.
Take your motivation where ever you can find it, and don’t downplay your accomplishments.