At Ukatsu, we’re not just about playing video games! It’s our mission to promote positive life values and habits, and implement them into our daily curriculum.
That’s why at each and every Ukatsu Camp, we fill out journals, to keep us humble yet motivated to succeed. Icons like Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffet, Benjamin Franklin, and Bruce Lee have all kept a daily journal and practice some of the same values we do in each Ukatsu Journal.
Sometimes you need a little inspiration to start your day. And what better source to be inspired by than those we look up to? One of the most effective ways to grow is to pay attention and learn from those who are in the position we aspire to be.
Here are a few quotes to help you get started if you’re having trouble finding some.
If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together.” - African Proverb (One of Teddy’s favorite quotes)
“There are no shortcuts to building a team each season. You build the foundation brick by brick.” - Bill Belichick (Ben’s favorite quote.)
“If you do nothing, you get nothing.” - Aung San Suu Kyi
In a world where we as consumers want everything, like the latest video game or the newest smartphone, being thankful for the things we already have can go a long way. Science has proven the effectiveness or practicing daily gratitude and the positive effects it can have on the brain. It’s a great way to reduce anxiety, stress, and depression, and can even affect us by reducing blood pressure. Even when we finally do achieve our lofty aspirations, we can remain humble, and appreciate the big and little blessings within our lives.
In a Ukatsu Journal, affirmations are declarative sentences about yourself and what you strive to be (even if they’re not true yet). It’s pretty common philosophy among successful figures like Terry Crews that your thoughts are powerful tools to guide you into becoming what you think you are. This works in both positive AND negative ways. That’s why daily positive affirmations like, “I AM a morning person” or “I am not afraid to speak to others” can shape us into becoming stronger more confident individuals.
The start of every new day gives each of us an opportunity to set and accomplish a new set of tasks that help us achieve our dreams. Productivity and results really do happen when we can break down the steps in small objectives and set specific deadlines for each task. Because we’re at Ukatsu, we try to set at least two goals - one as an “IN-Game” goal, and the other to accomplish aside from the actual game.