Today’s Word: let go

January 28, 2018 =========

☆  let go  解放する


Sometimes in order to reach our goals, we need to let go of some things, for example the expectations that we set ourselves. Have you heard of the Canadian artist, Agnes Martin? She said that “The main thing in making art often is letting go of your expectation and your idea.”

I think this idea is true for all our goals, really. When we have expectations about how much weight we will lose, or about what score we will get on the TOEIC test, then when we don’t reach that exact weight or score, we feel disappointed and like it was all a failure! Of course, it wasn’t! We need to let go of these expectations, and set goals that are more about the process of reaching the goal than the actual result, don’t you agree?