Effort means being able to continue like breathing, not pushing yourself too hard. Breathe.

Professional shogi player Takuya Nagase



An effort is associated with patience and guts, but the younger professional shogi player, Nagase, who has two titles of Eio and Ouza, says that people should see the human ability in "a long span.” Sometimes you are expected to get short-term results and have to struggle, but the real goal is far ahead, and the important thing is to continue. What a welcome encouragement! From an interview delivered on April 2 at livedoor NEWS / Sponichianex.


"October 14  2019

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"