Motivational Video

Another week, another video.

Don’t Quit gave an intense tone to express the seriousness of being motivated; to strive for success after graduation, before graduation, or for that upcoming exam. Though, it hit me hard when they mention phones; its completely true. I have a hard time getting off my phone since it became my main communication/education tool, especially in quarantine; I manage an organization’s social media, speaking to teachers and students, handing in work, etc. It became so involved with my life that I got pulled into YouTube, and the app store when I’m taking breaks and pulls me to put of other tasks. I realized this before, but this video turned it into a pressing issue for long term goals.

Its pretty tough. The guy goes explaining if you want something so bad, sooner, you had to make sacrifices; but that sacrifice could be anything: your hobbies, sleep, food, maybe even friends or special plans (but TV shows I get since they don’t disappear for a few decades). So, besides teaching how to work to be successful; it made me realize that I have to be sure what I’m throwing myself into, as currently, I don’t have a goal that I want so much to throw away everything.

I assume this post is more for people who watch and get slightly discouraged because they didn’t try hard enough. But that is okay if you don’t want something enough. The effort doesn’t have to be 110% for everything.

They expressed so much in this video that if there is a goal, a line, a dream, anything that you want so greatly, so bad (like you need air) – you need to work for it. Its definitely not good if you slack off since the only real person your letting down is yourself, and you get in a bad place. That is the point.

I’ll leave it here before I start again


Here is the video


Not sure if this is new, but I posted the URL for this video here and got it embed automatically.

Does that work for anyone else?

Motivational Video – May 13

I thought sometimes, and experienced about failures and its stinks, since time and time again I mess up and confirm that I’m not perfect and its an impossible, unachievable goal (unless with some comic-book twist). But this isn’t a comic and that author can’t be relied on.                                   So the question is: how to keep going?

I know I’m late with this post (ha, this is an example of a failure), so after I cringe and taste the humiliation, I might just stop posting in shame; but its the only thing stopping me from gettin’ it done. If I didn’t want this enough, I wouldn’t keep posting; I might even stop going to class if I didn’t care enough. But I do, I do care because I still learn. I like to learn and forgetting one assignment isn’t going to make I huge difference if I get better at posting on time.

Elon Musk –  Against  All  Odds  is a video that addressed this. Featuring Elon Musk; one of the major players in leading the world’s advancements in technology, and we all assume that he got there in one shot; until he recounts his life story before he begun building Tesla – the electric energy company we all know; and the set-backs with his second company – Space X.

The video was a fresh reminder for me that people who seem successful, weren’t born or given something successful and didn’t have to go through any trouble; and then they broke the ice with Musk. Since its inspiring and encouraging to see that no one is hopeless at achieving success. After watching the video; there is with out a doubt, at least once in peoples lives, did they think they can’t do something because they aren’t rich, famous, seemingly talented like those they idolize or so stuck that they gave up. But really, the only difference is the time and place. Successful people are where they are because they worked, they kept trying; they cared enough to achieve their goal and understood what was necessary to get there.


Here’s the video if you wanna see

Motivational Video – May 6

“No Excuses” was intense. It was well used in showing the urgency and making the audience engaged. In order to start their topic, they mention that one would get in their own way from achieving their goal; and that there should not be any excuses for it, which I agree on mostly. It can be seen in a harsh light, because it may seem they’re giving the notion that saying excuses makes you a loser, or similar, but its not. At least, I don’t think it does.

Someone might say or think that they’re not good enough or they can’t follow their dream, and they start to think of every reason while watching this video. They’re either afraid, or worried, and they use excuses instead of admitting the truth. Which is hard to say without some understanding of why they hide, I’ll admit.

In my personal opinion, I see excuses as a way to avoid being blamed and feeling hurt but its also a way to bring more self doubt. I’m not saying you can’t use excuses, sometimes you need them; but in certain cases, you reap what you sew. And that’s why people should try to be aware of the situations they dive into because if that project deadline is today and your not done, you showed yourself as a failure for taking a huge job you couldn’t handle yet. It’s okay to start small, if you need to take a step back, do it, if you need help, get it. In the video, they say you have what you need, you have access to the resources, always. But yeah, its difficult to admit your faults and loose pride, but it shows more that you are willing to work hard. You are serious about the goals you set. And when you reach there, people will see you as an achiever. You shouldn’t worry if someone nit picks on your mistakes because they themselves want to bring to down to their level of commitment. Deep down, you want to see yourself as a the best, so try to feel your best first.

Its difficult because (from what I think) people are stuck in the mindset that they owe it to someone to be amazing without trying, to strike the ball off the bat without practice. That someone is out there, judging you and disliking you.

But they’re across the globe and can’t hurt you. So, get rid of that mindset (in my opinion).

If your tired of hating yourself after every major fail, just admit it, no excuse. Because your gonna walk out of that office and get working again since sure, you may fail again, but with a smaller chance.

(But that is just my opinion, feel free to make an argument about it)


I’m done, peace.

Thanks for making it down here.

Here is the video in question >>

Can We Shake on it?

Desperate times calls for desperate measures as the decision was made to close off all access to the facilities, building, landmarks and events to slow the curve of this pandemic, and established social distancing that we all know and love. No greet-kissing for the French or the Italians, no celebratory hugs either. With the fright etched in us from the virus, can we still shake on it after the pandemic?

What the heck am I talking about? Handshaking! Its the norm for greeting someone in North America, after waving… or grunting… good morning climbing out of bed. Anyway, I think handshaking will stay. Sure, the concern of spreading germs is really high right now, but habits are really hard to change for some people, especially if it involves tradition. Momentarily, we’re practicing just avoid contacting each other, not exactly practicing a new gesture. So, after the pandemic, handshaking greetings won’t be forgotten, by my understanding, as its not the real danger. It won’t be pushed out of trend.

Motivational Video – April 22

This video did hit closer to home compared to the previous videos since it addressed how can you succeed in a classroom? As being a student, the video did make me think about how I devote my time in school, whether I worked well or not, or if I’m really doing my best to achieve good results. Even with the first moments of the video creating an ominous mood about the struggle of succeeding, it pointed out that you put in is what you get in return and that no one is born to fail, because even in failure, there is always a lesson learned. Overall, the video itself served a way to remind one the worth of trying and giving your best, using attentive clips and a quiet soundtrack to create a cinematic feeling, drawing the viewers attention.

Sketching Reflection

I have been sketching for many years now. But a common misstep I do is the sizing of my drawings. Especially when I’m drawing people. Its a lot easier when I have the photo in front of me, but to do it from memory or to just create a fictional character, its more difficult to draw it properly. Therefore, I tried just practicing more with a photo or that person in front of me; just so I can get the sense of how faces and bodies are generally shaped, and build up to drawing without a reference. Overall, for sizing different aspects of the sketch, I now try drawing circles of the shape as a guide when I’m sketching.

Motivational Video Reflection – April 15

This video was more cinematic. Where majority used gentle piano background music to draw more focus on the speakers, who were loud and clear for the duration. Besides the thumbnail, I think the topic was how to define your self in life? It states a problem since most people always find it difficult to remember the reason why do we live, feel pain and struggle? and how this makes the video motivational is because it at least helps the viewer get closer to finding their answer, as there is no clear one since everyone is different. Yet, by showing different people giving their own reasons and hear it with their certainty, can give the viewer sense that they weren’t alone, because even if everyone is different, we still go through the same problems in society. The video shows its possible to overcome different problem, and that’s what I think makes this video motivational, at least.

But, there is one pick I have. In the end a speaker says “if you don’t have any doubts, your not pushing yourself hard enough”. I, personally, don’t understand it, because isn’t one trying to stop having doubts?

Motivational Video Relfection – April 9

What I took from watching this video was a sense of urgency, not what I expected from seeing the thumbnail. It was well done in getting someone’s attention, to tell that to achieve success, one has to take steps, to commit. What got me engaged was hearing about how “its the little things” that count, like failing a task, and it really takes multiple of them to make someone really doubt their self and stop wanting to achieve their goals, which is something I understand. What I didn’t expect most about the video is them explaining of how to succeed, or at least to get on path to success, and the atmosphere they gave was motivational by making the watcher feel this was a privilege that everyone has, as it was important to understand that success doesn’t happen in an instant. It happens through taking steps and showing dedication to completing ones goal, and to especially not let any failures (no matter what size) stop that achievement from happening. The video, overall, got me to reflect on my actions, and inspire me to dedicate to what I love doing.