A Confession of My Mind!

Challenge, Education, Life, Motivation


Have you felt like that you are missing something outside? Or feeling that you should be more prepared for future and ready for what is waiting for you. I have been feeling like this now. I want to do more things but then I feel limited and stressed. How can I achieve what I want? Will it be possible or what should I do more? 

Last day one of my friend told me that I was thinking so deeply for everything maybe I just need to let them go. Most of people do like that. So I am again thinking that I am thinking so much! Is it a dilemma?

Or another day one of my friend told me that I was thinking what I really don’t want and I try to make a list of them. Why am I pushing myself? I told her that because it is the easiest way to find what I really want excluding what I don’t want. It really makes sense for me. This is another point that I should think about it deeply:)

Nowadays I try to push myself for an exam. But I remembered my university exam periods and it was an awful feeling to concentrate for study. I was feeling frustrated and stressed. Actually I remember until high school I was a pretty hard working student but when I decided to study science on high school, I started to unconcentrate to study. I was paniced about all complex formulas and I wasn’t sure that I am at the right place. I think those years my break point for school life. After that I was just having average scores. And just completing was enough for me not more.

So today I faced my fear again. I should work hard and pass an exam to prove myself that if I want something to be done then it should be done. 

I just realized that the most difficult part of to be successful in life is first you should have a power to push yourself to reach upper level. There is a tiny break point between resistance and to move on. If you pass that line you will move forward more than ever so when you are between that area you should know that you are frustrated because it is a transition period. So take a deep breath and with your last energy just push your limits. Sometimes we fail, sometimes we succeed so maybe we should just show the courage for the first step. 

That’s what I am also planning to do right now!

Let’s listen to music!

Music
Am I wrong for thinking out the box from where I stay?
Am I wrong for saying that I choose another way?

I ain’t tryna do what everybody else doing
Just cause everybody doing what they all do
If one thing I know, I’ll fall but I’ll grow
I’m walking down this road of mine, this road that I call home

So am I wrong
For thinking that we could be something for real?
Now am I wrong
For trying to reach the things that I can’t see?

But that’s just how I feel,
That’s just how I feel
That’s just how I feel
Trying to reach the things that I can’t see

Am I tripping for having a vision?
My prediction: I’mma be on the top of the world

Walk your walk and don’t look back, always do what you decide
Don’t let them control your life, that’s just how I feel
Fight for yours and don’t let go, don’t let them compare you, no
Don’t worry, you’re not alone, that’s just how we feel

Am I wrong
For thinking that we could be something for real?
Now am I wrong 
For trying to reach the things that I can’t see?

But that’s just how I feel,
That’s just how I feel
That’s just how I feel
Trying to reach the things that I can’t see

If you tell me I’m wrong, wrong
I don’t wanna be right, right
If you tell me I’m wrong, wrong
I don’t wanna be right

Am I wrong
For thinking that we could be something for real?
Now am I wrong
For trying to reach the things that I can’t see?

But that’s just how I feel,
That’s just how I feel
That’s just how I feel
Trying to reach the things that I can’t see

So am I wrong 
For thinking that we could be something for real?
Now am I wrong 
For trying to reach the things that I can’t see?

But that’s just how I feel,
That’s just how I feel
That’s just how I feel
Trying to reach the things that I can’t see

What I learned Running My First Half Marathon!

Half Marathon, Impossible List, Inspiration, Motivation, Running

I started to run on March 2013. When in my first running, I said myself this is what I want. I felt really good and I wanted to continue. It made me feel free and clear my mind. 

So I put some items about running to my impossible list because it was my precious one:)

Run 7K, 10K, Half Marathon and a Marathon…

I did 7K before but Half Marathon was so crazy for me. 

Yesterday was the biggest day because I would run a half marathon.

Before the race I said to myself just keep going. So during the race I try to just move. I was angry to my phone that telling every miles because there were so miles ahead to go! Last few miles I was behind from all of the athletes but I said that you showed the courage to attend this race and you are moving. It is not important to go faster, just run and see the finish line. So I did, I moved and saw the amazing finish line:)

I couldn’t imagine myself if somebody told me 2 years ago: 

“You would run a half marathon, 21.5 km (13.1 Miles)!” 

But as of yesterday, yes I ran a half marathon!

So I really started to believe nothing is impossible. If you believe yourself and at least start what you really like and want why couldn’t it be realized? 
I am an example of it but believe me there are many examples achieved their dreams. 


I have to achieve many items on my impossible list

Sure somedays I feel “Ok Asli it is up to now, accept it that you will not be able to realize all of them”. 

Of course I have ups and downs like everybody. 


But at that time I try to focus my ups. I ask to myself why not, if nothing is impossible then I have to push myself. 

My first half marathon was the proof of my belief.

Go Asli Go!

Challenge, Impossible List, Running

Yesterday I attended Nike Run Istanbul race. 

This was my second year. I was 2 minutes faster than last year’s score. 

I completed 7 km in 43 minutes. I was 442nd out of 3805 women at the finish line. 


So I can proudly tell you that I have done one more item from my impossible list

The next item is so excited because I will attend a half marathon first time in my life on October 12!

I don’t know what I am going to do but I only know that I should start first step then the other steps will follow. Hope that everything goes well as I think:) 

After half marathon, I will attend a marathon Istanbul Marathon on November 16. 

These two races will be major challenges for me. 

So what I am telling you now: Go Asli Go!

Surround Yourself with Those on the Same Mission as You!

Challenge, Inspiration, Life, Motivation


What I noticed that people who are living their lives ‘normally’ look more unhappy to me. They are in their comfort zone and have no courage to go out and find a new path. They seem that they are always thinking something and look disappointed. Maybe you can say because of money problems mostly. But I don’t believe with money people can be more happy. To be happy is a choice. But when I look at the people who are looking for a new challange are more fun and happy. Let’s look at travellers. Have you seen an unhappy traveller or backpacker? They are travelling with a limited budget but look very enthuastic. They are very curious about everything and can join every group easily because they know that if they don’t take any risk, they won’t learn what is waiting for them. So they say more ‘why not’. 

We are reading that people quit their jobs and start travelling. They are happy because maybe first time in their lives they are doing something for their own lives not thinking anyone else. 


Living in a big city can be an disadvantage because if you look deeply to lots of people’s faces, you can notice their unhappiness for not catching their dreams. What I see that, they are so tired of their lives and have no hope for their future.

So what I am thinking now we should surround ourselves people who are thinking like us. Because to be effected by unhappy people is the biggest danger. They break our courage to reach our dreams. 

So why don’t we try to expand our overview to life? We should learn one more thing every second to move forward. So if we start to change something in our lives, the universe will help us to meet the right people. So let’s choose to be happy and have the mind ‘why not’!

Inspirational Words

Inspiration, Men, Motivation, Women
This week, I have inspired from two different women. 

First one is Oscar-winning American actress Meryl Streep

Actually I have seen these words via e-mail, it was spreaded as Meryl Streep’s words but I have searched and found that I guess these words are belong to author José Micard Teixeira.

Anyway it doesn’t matter whose words these are because at this period of my life these are the right words that reflecting me.

“I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.” _ Meryl Streep

The second women is British actress Emma Watson.

I watched her speech as of being Goodwill Ambassador at UN Event regarding HeForShe Campaign. 

She did an impressive speech with her tremulous voice. 
She confessed that there is no country she knows that girls and boys are equal. 
She told it as being of a British citizen. 

So I think she did a great job to invite all men to help women to be equal with them. And she made them to think that this is not only women’s issue also men’s issue. 

So if you have not watched this video yet, please find below and watch it for all people’s rights, women and men….

https://youtube.googleapis.com/v/c9SUAcNlVQ4&source=uds