“Run until you can’t run anymore, and then run again. Constant effort is life’s greatest shortcut.”
- Coach Kamogawa
Coach Kamogawa is a character from a manga; which Japanese comic book called Hajime No Ippo, it’s the story of a young boy named Ippo who one decides he’s sick of being weak and finally wants to feel what it’s like to become strong so he becomes a boxer. It’s a very inspiring and motivational story that whenever I re-read it I always get this rush of adrenaline, to work harder than I’ve ever worked before. Coach Kamogawa is his coach and mentor, in becoming the best. There’s an anime also for Hajime no Ippo, it’s old but phenomenal.
This quote means literally what it says, go out for a run and run as much as you can until you hit that limit where you feel like you can’t run any longer; when you reach that limit, keep on running. The harder you work and the more effort you put into the things you love to do in life is life’s greatest shortcut, though what’s this a shortcut to? It’s easy; it’s the shortcut to success and happiness.
Next time when you’re doing something that you love, whether it be a physical activity, drawing, writing, or whatever it may be; push yourself to do more than you expect yourself and put in as much effort as you possibly can.