Tag Archives: success

Give Yourself the Edge: Interview with James W. Heisig

Samurai Mind Online is dedicated to helping people take on whatever they want to learn whether they think it’s impossible or not.   Last night I almost gave myself a concussion when I realized that I hadn’t taken the opportunity to … Continue reading

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In a Learning State of Mind: Samurai Reading is Samurai Singing

Get in a Learning State of Mind The time that you can wake up to what you can do is now.  As you follow your dreams and learn what you’ve always wanted to learn you need persistence.  You also need … Continue reading

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Happy Feelings Bring Happy Learnings

Yes, I guess my mind is turning into a Japanese t-shirt.  That’s a good thing  While I’m at it, here is a whole string of truisms coming at ya: Do what you love and love what you do. Love what … Continue reading

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Money Games: Samurai Time, pt. 4

Eighteen minutes left on my timer.  One more hour left in the manga cafe.  Day 440 of 595 of a paid Japanese immersion experience called Silverspoon.  (I’m listening to Japanese Youtube as I write.)  ¥900 to be in this booth.   … Continue reading

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Use Time Limits: Samurai Time is On Your Side, Part 3

“Prepare yourself in the subject so well that it shall be always on tap: then…trust your spontaneity and fling away all further care.”” William James “A man grows most tired while standing still” Chinese Proverb ‘Deadlines and things make you … Continue reading

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Review Your Notebook, Change Your Mind: Samurai Mind Shift

Little pieces floating back to the edge of consciousness.  Samurai reviews old pages.  Review your notebook, change your mind.

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Furuichi’s Learning Success Formula: Samurai Mind Power Activate!

  I normally don’t like formulas but Furuichi-san drew me in with this one.  Drum roll please: Y= A x B x X² + C Did you feel the earth shaking? Y is the results of your studies.  A is … Continue reading

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Listening to Samurai Echo: How to Turn “Failures” into Successes

Every effort creates an echo or even a dissonance to be listened to, to build on.  Even a “failed” effort creates a lingering question.  The question is, can you persist and grow from it?

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Samurai Mind Goes Bowling

I haven’t gone bowling in years, but three weeks ago I was back at it, funny shoes and all.  I think I’ve played mini-golf more times than I’ve gone bowling, and that isn’t saying much. I only played two games.  … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t (Samurai) Mind Paying Library Fines

Okay, not completely true.   When I forget to turn in my daughter’s DVD of, let’s say, Barbie:  A Fairy Secret (a cinematic tour de force-harrumph!) and am asked to fork over six bucks, my heart doesn’t sing.    But then I … Continue reading

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