Atsuki WADA giving a speech on “The Reason We Are Here”

P5 Session #04のトピックは、”The Reason We Are Here”(私たちがここにいる理由)です。

Atsuki WADA 君(スポーツ健康科学部3回生)によるスピーチです。大学入学後、明確な目標を持てなかった彼の背中を押してくれたある人のメッセージとは?そして、スポーツ健康科学部に所属する彼がいま目指している意外な目標とは?

Transcript

My name is Atsuki WADA and I'm a Sport & Health Science student. First of all, I'd like to thank you all for coming here today. It's very nice to be here.

Today, I'm going to talk about my thought about life and arrive at an answer for today's theme. OK, I'd like to begin.

In 2011, I had been lost my way. I was in the black of night. I didn't know what I want to do and I didn't know why I’m being here. I didn’t have any aims in my life. Of course, I was not interested in English and didn’t want to study anything. I wasted that time. BUT… The day was coming…

On that day (on July 7, 2012), I met with one president and he told me in this way.

"You can get big change in your life by your action. Probably, many miseries and hardship are waiting for you. But, I really, obviously know and told you: When you could take a step forward, you already have got success 80%. In short, (whether) you're going to do it, or not.”

After getting this message, I thought about my life and what I want to do.

By the way, I think sports game is similar to our life. If you don’t go the stadium, game will not be started. If you go there, game will not be started without kick off.

Our life is in the same situation. If you don’t have any aims, you don’t take actions, you have no chance to change your life, to succeed in your life. Chances aren’t just exist, because, in a word, taking actions is the only way to get a chance. Chance is born only by taking actions.

But, someone said, “You said such a thing, but not everyone can succeed.”

That's is right. OK. Then, (I answered to him,) “I’ll hypothesize that you’ll watch the foot ball game from now on. It has been not started yet.

Who knows the result of this game? No one knows

No one knows the result otherwise starting a game, otherwise taking actions. So, even if you take actions, we are not sure bright future is waiting or not waiting.

Assurance is not there.

Before we finish, I would like to tell you again.

“Chance is born only by taking the action.”

If you sitting in front of me or watching on the web cannot take actions, please remember this message. But don’t misunderstand this mean. It is not good. Why not good? Because, the most important thing is not exist there. What is the most important thing? This. "Something you really want." You really want is your aim, what you want to do. This is the most important thing to succeed in your life.

I could find out this, what I want to do. It is to become a Ritsumeikan Uji High School teacher in SEL (Super English Language) course. So, I have to study method of teaching English overseas. It is very different from sport and health science. Of course, I have no assurance to succeed in my life. But I can do it!

So, I’m being here, standing here.

That’s all. Thank you for listening.